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Walking groups

Want to meet people and make new friends? Try one of the many walking groups across Haringey!

They inspire you to get moving and active and you will see parts of Haringey in peaceful and enjoyable surroundings.

Weekly wellbeing walks

Wellbeing walks are free to attend and are led by trained walk leader volunteers, offering group walks across Haringey’s parks and green spaces.

Find a walk near you, all volunteer-led, meet new people and improve your mind, body and spirit.

These walks are subject to change and they do not take place on bank holidays.

Find out more: Ramblers wellbeing walks (external link)

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Volunteer to be a walk leader

Walk Leaders are trained volunteers who lead wellbeing walks in Haringey. 

Free training is available if you want to become a volunteer walk leader or helper on a wellbeing walk.

For more information:

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Benefits of walking

  • It's quick and reliable
  • It's good for your health
  • It makes a greener planet
  • It's good for our economy

Taking a frequent walk is one of the most effective ways of improving your health.

Just 30 minutes of brisk walking a day can improve your physical health, increase your fitness and help manage your weight by burning off those excess calories.

If 30 minutes exercise at one time is inconvenient, shorter bouts of 10-15 minutes exercise spread over the day can be just as good.

Walking is the ideal exercise to build into your daily routine and is easy to do. You could leave the car behind for a short journey or think about getting off the bus one or 2 stops earlier and walking to work or school.

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Walk your way to health

Join one of our regular local led walks. Walking as a group can be beneficial and more encouraging, giving you an opportunity to meet and chat with other people while you get fitter. These walks are led by trained leaders - you can find out more about walks and other ways you can keep healthy on our Active for Life page.

Burning calories

WalkersWalking for 20 minutes will use approximately 100 calories for someone weighing 62kg (9st 11lbs). And walking a mile in 20 minutes burns approximately the same amount of energy as:

  • running a mile in 10 minutes
  • swimming breaststroke for 10 minutes
  • doing aerobics for 16 minutes
  • playing football for 12 minutes
  • cycling for 16 minutes
  • weight training for 17 minutes

Walking is virtually injury-free and has the lowest drop-out rate of any form of exercise, making it a highly effective workout.

Better Health - NHS

To find new ways to get moving at your pace, see advice and guidance at Better Health - NHS (external link).

Healthy changes start with little changes. Whether you want to lose weight, get active or quit smoking, Better Health is here with lots of free tools and support.

You can also find simple ways to lift your mood at Every Mind Matters (external link). There has never been a better time to make a difference to your health. Let's do this!

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Active Communities newsletter

Stay up-to-date with all sports and leisure events taking place across Haringey

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Further information

If you require travel information for all of London, please visit TfL's Journey Planner (external link) or call London Travel information on 020 7222 1234.

You can also plan a less polluted route: Clean air route finder - London City Hall (external link)

The AccessAble website (external link) provides information on accessibility in Haringey.

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Page last updated:

November 2, 2023