Harrow Health walks

Grim’s Dyke Walk change of time

The Grim’s Dyke Walk will now start at 10am from Saturday 3rd June.

Harrow Health Walks is a free programme of walks. It is for anyone who wants to improve their wellbeing and health, meet new people and explore Harrow’s hidden gems.

The scheme is part of the Ramblers Wellbeing Walks, England’s largest network of wellbeing walk schemes. They help thousands of people across the country lead a more active lifestyle. 

The walks are led by qualified leaders. You can walk at your own pace. Everyone is welcome regardless of age and fitness level.

You do not need to book in advance. Turn up on the day. There’s a walk happening every day of the week and all over the borough.

Take a look at our programme for a full list of walks in Harrow.

We recommend visiting the Ramblers Wellbeing Walks website for updates on walk dates in the event of cancellations.

You can find guidance on how to prepare for a walk on our walking information sheet.

New and Returning Walks

Stanmore Short Walk, Starting Tuesday 7th February from 2pm-2.45pm

A short leisurely walk from Stanmore Park Medical Centre, passing through the greener pastures of Bentley Priory. There are some gentle inclines and one low fence to step over.

For more information visit Stanmore Short Walk

Grim’s Dyke Heritage Trail

The Grim’s Dyke Heritage Trail is a longer more challenging walk for experienced walkers. It takes place on the first Saturday of the month from 10am to 12.15pm, meeting at Harrow Art's Centre’s car park.

The 4.5 mile trek covers fascinating points of interest and overlaps the London LOOP route. We walk through Pinnerwood Farm, Old Redding and the Grim’s Dyke House and Grounds. 

This walk has some rough, uneven ground, inclines and is muddy when wet.

There is a short rest break at Carpenders Park Garden Centre. We recommend walking shoes/boots and waterproof clothing when rain is forecast.

For more information, contact publichealth@harrow.gov.uk.

Why Walk?

Everyone knows that exercise is good for us, right? But not everyone relishes the thought of doing something to make us healthier.

Well here's a message for you... You already do some basic exercise pretty much every day of your life! And that exercise is walking.

So, why not make the time to do a little more and on a regular basis and see what a difference it can make to your life. Here are a series of links from well-respected sources about the benefits of walking.

Enjoy the read then resolve to put on your shoes and get walking.

Are the Harrow Health Walks difficult?

Our walks vary in length and difficulty to give everyone a chance to reap the benefits from walking:

Easy: No gradients, even ground, shorter walks. Ideal for everyone including those with pushchairs and wheelchairs

Moderate: Some slight gradients but mostly even ground. Around 1 hour walks.

Moderate-to-difficult: These walks will include some inclined ground

Difficult: Will have inclines and the route may go through rough ground. The walks are usually longer.

Bank holidays

Walks may or may not go ahead during bank holidays. You can check with the walk leaders a few days before to ensure the walk is going ahead.

Severe weather

Walks usually go ahead come rain or shine. When there is severe weather such as snowy, icy conditions, walk leaders will cancel walks.

Volunteer with us

Our volunteers are at the very heart of Harrow Health Walks. As a wellbeing walk leader or assistant, you’ll help people in your community to get active and healthy. You'll provide vital support that they otherwise might not get.

Our volunteers love their roles. They tell us great stories about how much they enjoy helping others to get active and get walking.

You'll stay active, develop your leadership skills, get to know your local area and meet lots of new people.

View the Wellbeing Walk Leader role profile or Wellbeing Walk Assistant role profile for details.

If you are interested in volunteering, email publichealth@harrow.gov.uk or complete the online application form.

Data Protection

Harrow Health Walks and the Ramblers Wellbeing Walks take data protection very seriously. We are committed to keeping your data and information safe.

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Ways you can sign up

You can sign up in the following ways: