Physical activity

Walking in Newham

Self-Led Walks

Newham has a number of lovely parks and open spaces to explore including a number of self-led walking routes that have been mapped across the following parks to help keep you active. Just follow the leaf signs! 

  • Canning Town Recreation Ground 
  • Central Park 
  • Memorial Park
  • Plashet Park
  • Stratford
  • Royal Victoria Gardens
  • Plaistow Park
  • Beckton District South

You can also find the routes on google maps.

The Line

The Line is London’s first dedicated public art walk. Connecting three boroughs (Newham, Tower Hamlets and Greenwich) and following the Greenwich Meridian, it runs between the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and The O2. The Line features an evolving programme of art installations (loans and commissioned works), projects and events, illuminating an inspiring landscape where everyone can explore art, nature and heritage for free.  

The Line - Christine Ohuruogu - Health and Wellbeing from The Line on Vimeo.

One Step at a Time 

Join our free guided wellbeing walks! You will explore the wealth of wildlife, art and heritage along The Line in a covid secure way.

We are pleased to be able to extend their wellbeing walks programme into the winter months. With shorter days, getting outside and connecting with nature to improve our wellbeing is a priority.

Come and join a friendly group of walkers in your local area. You can refer yourself using the referral form on our website or speak to your local social prescriber or link worker.

They are gentle paced with regular pauses to sit, reflect and make conversation. We walk for approximately 20-30 minutes then stop for refreshments before returning to the start point.

We meet at 12pm on Thursdays at The Print House, Stratford High Street, E15.  
Please get in touch to find out more or call 020 3488 9250. 
‘One Step at a Time’ is generously funded by Peter Sowerby Foundation. 

Employee Wellbeing Walks  

If your workplace or company are looking for a group activity to improve employee wellbeing during the working day, why not book a guided walk on The Line?

Come along with your team and colleagues for fresh air and conversation in a unique landscape.

Walks are 2pm on Thursday afternoons for a maximum of 10 people, last for approximately one hour and start from The Print House, Stratford High Street, E15. (Please note larger groups / longer walks can be accommodated on request).

Contact us at or call 020 3488 9250 for more information or to book an Employee Wellbeing Walk.  

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Set across hundreds of acres, there’s lots to explore at the Park. To help you make the most of your experience, there are five fantastic trails that give you the chance to take in the many sights and sounds of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Walking Groups in Newham

ActiveNewham are delivering a number of weekly and fortnightly walks led by trained walk leaders and supported by Newham’s volunteers. The free walks take in Newham’s rich and diverse heritage and history, showcasing the old and new, from old town halls and listed buildings, to new infrastructure and progressive developments. Find out where your closest walking group is below:

Ramgarhia Sikh Gurdwara Walk
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm

Plashet Park Social Walk
Thursdays, 10-11am

Beckton Social Walk 
Fridays, 11am-12noon

Plaistow Social Walk
Tuesdays, 10-11am

Plaistow Social Walk
Saturdays, 10-11am

*Booking Link for all Social Walks: 

Newham Rambles
1 April 2023 - Tower Hill ramble

6 May 2023 - Regent’s Canal ramble

Booking link:

For more information on all walks, please contact  / 07741 293506