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Walkingtogether provides a range of wellbeing walks across the borough. Sessions are held weekly and encourage the user to increase and sustain exercise to recommended levels. Also promoting the benefits of exploring the local area, being in a green space and meeting new people. 

We also provide walks of interest, which on average are delivered monthly. They provide a great combination of walking, socialising and learning something new, such as the history of Hackney. 

In partnership with the Ramblers we offer training for people to become walk leaders, which is primarily aimed at volunteers. 

The free walk leader training covers: walk planning and safety, managing and leading a walk, benefits of walking and physical activity and demonstration of a walk. Further details can be found on our website or contacting us.

Eligibility criteria


The programme priotises Hackney residents and those who are registered to a Hackney based GP. 

Clients who can not walk independently and or are a higher risk of a fall are encouraged to attend with a support worker. 

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs, Nurses, All health related professionals such as physiotherapists and social prescribers

Editable PDF / Word document Download Form

Referral methods: e-Referrals, Email, Hand to Patient

Refer to the walkers guidance which is on the website or saved as an attachment on this platform. 

Self-referral Download Form

Patients can self refer via online form, e-mail and editable work documents, by phone, returning documents by post or at a start of a walk. 

t: 020 8356 4897

e: darren.english@hackney.gov.uk

w: https://hackney.gov.uk/walking


Clissold Park

Meets Wednesdays, 11.30am-12.15pm. Booking required. This walk is for people who have suffered a stroke/TIA or have mobility issues. To be eligible to attend you must be a Hackney resident or be registered to a Hackney based GP. Hosted by the Fit 4 Health Team.

Victoria Park

Thursdays, 2-3pm. Walk leader: Jo Evans. Delivered in partnership with Shoreditch Trust

Stamford Hill/Springfield Park

Wednesday, 2.00-3.00pm. Walk leader. Caro Robinson. Hosted in partnership with Shoreditch Trust

Richmond Road Medical Centre/London Fields

Tuesday, 1.00pm - 1.40pm. Walk leader Sadie Alleyne. Held in partnership with Family Action.

Kingsmead Medical Centre/Daubeney Fields

Wednesday, 11am - 12 noon. Walk leaer Rita Saha

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