Square Mile Health Walks

About Us

Square Mile Health Walks is for people aged 50+ living in or near the City of London. It is run by Age Concern City of London and Fusion Leisure.

We are a small, friendly group and are always ready to welcome new walkers and volunteer walk leaders.

We run 4 walks a month:

- a City Gardens walk on the first Saturday of every month, taking in some of the hidden horticultural gems of the City, from churchyards and pocket parks, to the river pathway.

- two  History Walks every month, on a Thursday afternoon and a Sunday morning. These are health walks which incorporate interesting facts about the history and heritage of the area we are walking in. The routes vary so please check our current schedule for details: https://squaremilehealthwalks.wordpress.com

- our Barts walk on the last Tuesday of each month starts and finishes at Barts hospital, and is an entry level short walk, especially suitable for those having or recovering from medical treatment. 

We are a very friendly, inclusive group and our trained walk leaders will be happy to accommodate you whatever your particular needs.  We start promptly, so please come along 10-15 minutes early for your first walk, so that we can register you.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive reminders about the date, time and meeting point of the next walk, please contact awestlake@ageuklondon.org.uk 

Our Walks

Walk name Route options available Length (hours)
Barts Hospital Walk
Barts Hospital Walk
0:30
City Gardens
City Gardens
1:00
History Health Walk
History Walk
1:30
  • Barts Walk (level 1) - last Tuesday of every month, 11 - 11.30  Meet at the fountain in the courtyard at Barts, EC1A 7BE for a short walk around the fascinating local area. 
  • City Gardens walk (level 2) - 1st Saturday of every month, 11-12  Meet at St Paul's Station, Panyer Alley EC2V 6AA  (outside Cafe Nero) to discover some of the green spaces and hidden gems of the City.
  • History Health Walks (level 3) - take place twice monthly on a Thursday 2-4 and Sunday 10-12. These walks incorporate the fascinating history of the City of London and its environs, from Wapping to Clerkenwell, from City alleyways to Wren churches. The emphasis is still on walking for health - we walk for approx 90 minutes - but there are usually two information stops, bringing the total route time to 2 hours. Please consult the current walks programme for details of dates and meeting points: https://squaremilehealthwalks.wordpress.com

 

 

Our Events

Memory Walk. In summer 2015 we ran a walk for older people and carers attending the Memory Group in the City of London. 

November 2017

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City Gardens
14:00
 
 
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History Health Walk
10:00
 
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Barts Hospital Walk
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History Health Walk
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Contacts

Alice Westlake
Scheme Coordinator
020 70912593
awestlake@ageuklondon.org.uk
  

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This scheme is accredited by Walking for Health
Our group outside the Guildhall
Beach-combing on a walk along the river to Wapping