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A group enjoying a brisk walk in the park as part of walking for health

Walking for Health


Our Walking for Health group offers free walks for adults, meeting at various parks and open spaces across Redbridge on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Walking has many health benefits and best of all it's free. All you need to do is turn up and enjoy the company.

At the moment, regulations from Ramblers association is that we can only run small groups (bubbles of six) - so one walk leader to five walkers (two walk leader to ten walkers). This could change soon to fall in line with guidance allowing outdoor fitness groups of 30 people, if they are socially distanced. If it does, we will update.

Once regulations change and we have tested our procedures we may go back to our normal rotation of parks. 

Our first Walking for Health session took place on Saturday 1 August. Use the links below to book your preferred day or park. IF YOU DON’T BOOK PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND.


Upcoming Walks - 





Mondays 11am Various Parks
Limited spaces, book your place on Eventbrite. 

Claybury Woods and Park

Limited spaces, book your place on Eventbrite.


11am  Various Parks
Limited spaces, book your place on Eventbrite.



Wanstead Place - new meeting point is the entrance to Chrstchurch Green just past the church

Limited spaces, book your place on Eventbrite.


Meeting points and difficulty grades for walks

  • 1 = easy, flat walk at a gentle pace on hard surfaces
  • 2 = steady pace, some gentle slopes and uneven terrain 
  • 3 = steady to a faster pace, some hills and uneven terrain 

* all these walks are accessible for wheelchair users

Park Meeting Point Approximate Time / Duration Difficulty grade
Claybury Woods Entrance opposite Wannock Gardens, Tomswood Hill 60 minutes 3
Clayhall Park* Tennis Courts inside park Longwood Gardens 20 to 45 minutes  1 to  2
Fairlop Waters* Main entrance of Pavilion 20 to 45 minutes  1 to 2
Goodmayes Park* Entrance at Aberdour Road/Abbotsford Road 20 to 45 minutes  1 to 2
Hainault Forest  Car park adjacent to Global Cafe  60 minutes  3
Seven Kings Park* Bandstand (Aldborough Road South entrance) 20 to 45 minutes  1 to 2
South Park* Car Park adjacent to tennis courts 20 to 45 minutes  1 to 2
Valentines Park* Outside Valentines Park cafe  45 minutes  1 to 2
Wanstead Park Thursday: Park entrance, Warren Road 60 minutes  2
Wanstead Saturday: Entrance off Wanstead Place Surgery 60 minutes  2


Your guide to walking in Redbridge

The Walk Redbridge brochure is designed to make it as easy as possible for you to start leisure walking. It gives bus routes to the walks' starting points and grades each walk depending on the type of terrain. Download a copy of Walk Redbridge (PDF 1.1MB)

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