Walking

Haringey Walks

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.

For additional information about our Wellbeing Walks, Community walks, 'Specialist' Walks or walk leader training, please contact :

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Weekly Wellbeing Walks

Search here Ramblers Wellbeing Walks (external link) for more information.

Important: the walking groups are subject to change - please check the Ramblers website for the latest details.

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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 two stops earlier and walking to work or school.

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Better Health - NHS

Find new ways to get moving at your pace: advice and guidance on Better Health (external Link).  
Kick-start your health:
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 with Every Mind Matters. There has never been a better time to make a difference to your health. Let's do this!

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Walk your way to health with Haringey

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 breast stoke for 10 minutes
  • Doing aerobics for 16 minutes
  • Playing football for 12 minutes
  • Cycling for 16 minutes
  • Weight training for 17 minutes…and walking is considerably easier to achieve

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

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Further information

 Haringey Walk Resources 

If you require travel information, 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 please try this Clean Air Route Finder | London City Hall

For information on accessibility in Haringey (and elsewhere!) please look this site  AccessAble (external link)

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Active Communities Newsletter

We frequently update the opportunities available to our residents using our Active Communities Newsletter.  Subscribe to receive the Active Communities newsletter 

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Page last updated:

December 28, 2022

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