The Hornbeam’s Walking Projects

The Hornbeam runs two FREE weekly walks in partnership with Walking for Health. Through our walks we are hoping to bring people within our communities together to discover and enjoy the green spaces that are so abundant around us in Waltham Forest.

Walking has been shown to have huge benefits for mental and physical wellbeing and sharing the experience with others is a great way to meet new people. 

Why not try it out? You can just turn up on one of our walks; there’s no need to book. Our walks last around an hour and are for beginners. There’s  no need to have any walking experience just make sure you have the right footwear 🙂

All our Walks are run by trained Walk Leaders who will make you feel welcome and answer any questions you have.

Walking Together:

Every Monday & Wednesday 9.30am – Women-only walk

1h30 walk starting in Leyton Jubilee Park, outside Kukoolala Cafe

Sign up here!

Every Monday 11am – all welcome

1 hour walk starting at  the Friday Hill TMO, Chingdale Rd, E4 6HZ


All our walks are run in line with Walking for Health guidelines to reduce the transmission of Covid 19 including social distancing and limited group numbers. Currently our Cafe stops at the end of our walks are suspended.

We are always looking for new volunteers to help run our walks (free training is available) so please get in touch if you are interested in this opportunity or if you have any other questions about our walks: 

I’ve got knee arthritis. I found that the more I move, the better I feel. Walking is soul nourishment, because of the lovely people I meet and the beautiful environment I’m discovering. I feel like a new person.” – regular walker

“Walking has opened my eyes to a whole new world. I’ve discovered green spaces I didn’t know about and feel more connected to nature. It’s also been lovely to make new friends.” – regular walker

Spring into Foraging
Over the Spring and Summer we run foraging walks and workshops, which will help you discover wild plants and their hidden properties. Our aim is to give everybody  the opportunity to access the amazing wild spaces we have around us in Waltham Forest and learn more about the plants and nature that surrounds us. Whether it’s the marshes or the forest, getting out into our local green spaces has proven benefits for our mental health and well-being and the opportunity to learn and meet new people whilst you do it. Watch this space for future events.