Get walking

The Enjoy Waltham Forest programme aims to encourage residents to be more active in their daily lives and the way that they travel and walking is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to make a local journey. It's convenient, free and great for your physical and mental health.

As well as walking for travel we're also supporting residents to walk for pleasure, check out the links below to find out more ways you can enjoy walking around our borough.

Waltham Forest Wanders

We have created a series of six cultural walking routes across the borough which takes in the rich history of the borough as well as it's cultural delights. Discover and download your nearest walk here.

Community Walking and Cycling Fund

In 2019 Waltham Forest Council funded ten community projects to encourage residents to be more active. Find out about the projects here.

Play Streets

We encourage our residents to hold monthly Play Streets or celebratory one-off street parties. Find out how to apply for a road closure here.

Feel Good Walks 

Feel Good Walks are Free and suitable for anyone to join. They're a great way to get out and about, meet new people and explore some of the beautiful green spaces Waltham Forest has to offer.

Walking is the perfect way to keep active and stay healthy which is great for physical and mental well-being. So come along and join us on our Feel Good Walks. Just turn up on the day, there’s no need to book in advance.

Every Tuesday, 11am, North Chingford (60– 90 minutes)

Meeting point: The Holly Trail Cafe, Chingford Gold Club, 4 Bury Rd, E4 7QJ

Every Wednesday, 11am,  Leyton (60 – 90 minutes)

Meeting point: KukooLaLa Cafe, Leyton Jubilee park E10 7BL

Every Thursday, 11am, Leytonstone (60 – 90 minutes)

Meeting point: Lakeside Diner, Hollow Ponds E11 1NP

Every Friday, 11am, Highams Park (60 - 90 minutes)

Meeting point: Humphreys Cafe, Highams Park  IG8 9RF

First Wednesday of the Month (9.30 - 10.30am)

Meeting point: Homemade Community Cafe, Higham Hill Park E17 5PX