Local walking for improving health
Walkwell are local short walks encouraging socialising and increased activity in Hammersmith & Fulham. The programme is very inclusive and would benefit the health of people with low fitness levels. To find out about the volunteer led walks view Walking for Health who accredit our walks.
There are also termly Rambles for older adults (50 years and over) that take minibuses to the countryside. This is run through the Agewell programme.
Walkwell maps have been developed by Sports Development and Hammersmith & Fulham Urban Studies Centre (HFUSC) using a team of community volunteers to research and develop the walks and accompanying information including a description of the route, photographs, a map and eight points of historical and environmental interest.
You can download pdf versions of self-guided Walkwell routes in Hammersmith & Fulham.
|1, Bishop's Park (2.1MB pdf)||Circular route||1.3 miles (2.14Km)|
|2, Imperial walk (2.6MB pdf)||Route||1.25 miles (2.14Km)|
|3, Common land (2.7MB pdf)||Circular route||1.4 miles (2.2Km)|
|4, In the shadow of the Empress State (952KB pdf)||Circular route||2.7 miles (4.30Km)|
|5, St. Paul's to St. Peter's (1.9MB pdf)||Route||1.3 miles (2.12Km)|
|6, Ravenscourt Park (1.8MB pdf)||Circular route||0.9 miles (1.40Km)|
|7, Brook Green (2.1MB pdf)||Circular route||0.6 miles (1Km)|
|8, Beyond the Bush (1.7MB pdf)||Circular route||1.8 miles (2.9Km)|
|9, A walk on the wild side (3.9MB pdf)||Circular route||1.5 miles (2.47Km)|
|10, Still waters (2.8MB pdf)||Circular route||1.3 miles (2.14Km)|
70% of adult men and women do not take enough exercise to benefit their health. This increases the risks of many types of ill health.
Walking is the best way for people of all ages to become more active. It requires no equipment of expense and can be built into your everyday routine. You can start slowly and build up gently. If you can only walk for a couple of minutes and then need to rest, that's OK. Where you start from isn't important - it's where you're going that counts!
Regular walking can improve your:
- weight control
- life expectancy
It can reduce the risk of:
- coronary heart disease / strokes
- high blood pressure
- bowel cancer
- Alzheimer's disease
- osteoporosis / arthritis
- anxiety / stress
For more general information contact: Debbie Peters-Mill, Sports Development Officer: