Walking is a fundamental part of life and has many benefits. Here at Thames Chase we encourage individuals to walk as part of a fun and healthy lifestyle. We believe that walking lifts morale and is also a great way to keep fit. We host many walks around the Thames Chase landscape, and encourage individuals to get involved.
What's been happening?
A small team of volunteers were set up to promote walking throughout the Thames Chase Community Forest. Professionally produced walking guides were created and are available to download or pick up from the Thames Chase Visitor Centre. The guides include a sketch map, step-by-step walking guides and notes on the history and ecology of the walking area.
The long term aim is to connect the open spaces throughout the Thames Chase Community Forest for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The volunteers are starting with walks between the Visitor Centre, Belhus Woods and the Brentwood/Thorndon area.
During 2018 guided walks will run on the 4th Friday of each month and will have the theme of 'Discovering Thames Chase'. Each walk will start at 10.00 and last between 2-3 hours. See our upcoming events for more information.
We have developed a walking app called the Big Green Destinations, with this app you can take guided walking tours of local areas.
Other walking groups:
- Havering Walking for Health started in 2003. It is run by volunteers and supported by the London Borough of Havering who coordinates the scheme. There are over 20 trained walk leaders and 19 walk venues, including Broadfields.
- Simply Stride apply effective yoga, pilates and mindfulness techniques and ideas to something we do every day, walking.
- We also have an active Nordic Walking group which uses our sites. Check out www.nordicwalking.co.uk or call / email: 07905963021 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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