Age Concern City of London are running a programme of health walks for older people, under the ‘Walking for Health’ banner.
Walking for Health is a nationally recognised programme of health walks coordinated by the Ramblers and Macmillan.
Age Concern City of London and Fusion Leisure run a series of regular short (one to two hour) walks graded for different levels of ability, around places of interest in the City.
First Saturday of the month, 11am–12noon – a stroll around some of the gardens and churchyards of the City. Meet at St Pauls tube (outside Café Nero). Level 2, moderately easy walk, suitable for all.
Monthly history walks: Sunday 10am and Thursday 2pm (dates and meeting points vary, please consult walks programme) – a 90 minute health walk around different places of interest in the City. Level 3, for those who want to continue improving their fitness.
Last Tuesday of the month, 11-11.30am – a walk starting and ending at St Bartholomew’s hospital. Meet at the fountain in the courtyard. Level 1, very easy walk, suitable for those recovering from medical treatment or with long term health conditions.
The benefits of regular gentle exercise are well documented and include improved mood, increased health and fitness and the prevention and management of long term health conditions. The walks are also very social and are an excellent way to get outside, meet new people and make great friends.
The walks are free and there is no need to book – you can just turn up a few minutes before the walk begins and join us!
You can find out all the details about Walking for Health in the City here.
You can also view the latest walks programme here.