We deliver 7 organised health walks every week in parks and open spaces across the borough, which are led by qualified and experienced instructors.
The walks are suitable for anyone over the age of 18 and are graded for their difficulty to help you find a walk that’s suitable for you.
- one organised health walk costs £2.80
- block book 10 walks for £22.40 or £18 if you are aged 60 years and over (proof required, such as a drivers licence or a document containing date of birth)
- please pay on the day of your walk by cheque
Free health walk with a FAB card
Get your first health walk for free and save a further 10 percent on block bookings with a FAB Card.
7 health walks are available each week and are graded for their difficulty to help you find a walk that’s suitable for you.
|Day of the week||Start time||Finish time||Location||Difficulty grading|
|Monday||9.30am||10.30am||Woodside Park, N20 (meet at the
junction of Laurel View and Laurel Way
at the gate to Whetstone Stray)
|Tuesday||9.30am||10.30am||Hampstead Heath, NW11 (meet at
North End Road, top entrance by café
and disabled car park, Golders Hill)
|Wednesday||9.30am||10.30am||Friary Park, N12 (meet at gate in
Torrington Park opposite Ashurst Way
- Torrington Park)
|Thursday||9.30am||10.30am||Hampstead Heath, NW11 (Heath
Extension meets opposite Hampstead Way)
|Saturday||9.30am||10.30am||Woodside Park, N12 (meet at the entrance
to Dollis Valley Walk opposite Chanctonbury
Way - Finchley Central – Southover)
|Sunday||9am||10am||Orange Tree Public House/Totteridge,
N20 (meet outside the Public House -
|Sunday||10.30am||11.30am||Hampstead Heath, NW11 (meet at the
top of the Heath Extension on Wildwood
Road, 20 metres from Hampstead Way
Before you start your health walk
- No pre-booking required, just turn up and walk, remember to take your fee for the walk
- Sorry, dogs are not invited to the walks as other people may feel uncomfortable around animals
- wear appropriate walking shoes that are comfortable such as trainers or sturdy boots
- wear clothing that you can freely move in and dress accordingly for the weather
At the health walk
Your health walk instructor will safely lead the group around the park/open space observing all health and safety protocols
All the health walk instructors are qualified and incredibly friendly and will be on hand to provide some useful warm up, cool down and stretching tips to keep you in tip top form
What one of our health walkers has to say
Philippe Debourcieu, Age 71.
"I have been attending the walks organised by Barnet Council since late 2019.
I have always enjoyed walking but found that doing so alone was difficult and rather boring.
I was told about these walks by a friend who has been attending for 10/15 years and this has contributed to a change in my lifestyle.
I walk 4 times a week with the group whatever the weather, and thoroughly enjoy every minute.
Walking is excellent for the health and of course contributes to helping to keep you fit and having a clear mind. The fact that there are other walkers by your side, even if very little exchange takes place between you, is of immense help and just keeps you going.
Should I miss a walk which I try not to do, I get withdrawal symptoms and regret it for the rest on the day. My only regret is that I didn’t join these walks earlier in my life.
One doesn’t have to get to their sixties to start and join in”.
Other walking groups
Other walking groups are offered across the borough. Please use the Get ActiveExternal link activity finder to find more walks in Barnet.
Greenspaces and Leisure Team
2 Bristol Ave
Telephone: 020 8359 4600