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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 socialising. 

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

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

Refer to the walkers guidance which is on the Hackney Council webpage 

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


Victoria Park

Thursdays, 2-3pm. Walk leader: Jo Evans. Delivered 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.

Shoreditch Park Walk (Monday)

Meets Monday 12 noon - 1pm, low to moderate intensity. Nearby buses 149, 242, 243,394. The walk is held in partnership with the Shoreditch Trust. For further information contact: Shanaz Begum, 07783 519 485 or email: Shanaz@shoreditchtrust.org.uk.

Shoreditch (Thursday)

Meets Thursday 1pm - 2pm, low to moderate intensity. Nearby buses 76, 149, 242, 243,394.The walk is held in partnership with Family Action. For further information contact: Beverley James or Sahir Ahmed on 07917128751 / 07816 086 639 or email: beverley.james@family-action.org.uk and sahir.ahmed@family-action.org.uk.

Well Street Common Walk

Friday's 12noon - 1.15pm.This walk will be complemented with mindfulness exercises, while you enjoy the local green spaces (Victoria Park and Well Street Common). The walk is held in partnership with the Shoreditch Trust, Mind and Turning Point. For further information contact: Alice, 07709714177 or email: alice@shoreditchtrust.org.uk.

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