Get ready for national walking month this May

30 April 2016

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May is national walking month and we are celebrating all things walking in Hounslow. National walking month aims for a pledge of 20 mins each day from participants. Find out about the latest walking events and activities in Hounslow and pledge your 20 minutes a day for national walking month. You can meet your goal by trying some of the following: 

Walking events in Hounslow 

There are plenty of opportunities to get walking in and around Hounslow, there are also lots of activities such as social walks to provide a social, friendly environment for walking, of which most of which are FREE for the public to take part in. 

Hounslow Health Walks occur weekly and are free for Hounslow residents they take place at the following locations across the borough:

Find out the latest information using the events page for each of the Health Walks in the borough. 

  • Feltham: Wednesdays 11:00-12:00
  • Lampton: Thursdays 9:30-10:30 
  • Chiswick: Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 
  • Hanworth: Fridays 10:30-11:30 
  • Brentford and Isleworth: Thursdays 19:00-20:00

Hounslow Heritage Walk

The best way to explore the rich history of the ancient towns and villages that make up Hounslow Borough is to take a tour with an accredited Hounslow Heritage Guide. The guided walk cost £3 each to take part in.

Regular guided walks are held in Brentford, Chiswick and Isleworth from May to October. All are taken at a gentle pace and last around 90 minutes, you can find the list of summer 2016 walks here.

Get rewarded for your walk

You can earn rewards for your walk by using the BetterPoints in Hounslow . By logging your journey you can earn points which can be used towards local shops in the borough. The app tracks your journey in which you can receive up to 8 points per minute of exercise. 

Walking routes in Hounslow: 

The Capital Ring 

The Capital Ring is a 78 mile walk around London exploring some of London's best scenery around inner London, the route explores a mixture of open spaces, local parks, nature reserves and Sites of Scientific Special Interest (SSSI). The route is broken up across a number of sections and boroughs. 

Hounslow Capital Ring Route (section 7): The detailed section of this can be found online here. The route starts at Richmond, across the river at Isleworth through Syon Park and finishes at Osterley Lock. The route is mainly flat following the river path on firm towpaths, tracks and some grass. The Capital Ring is a great way to explore sections of Hounslow and further afield with a marked walking route. 

LOOP ( London Outer Orbital Path) Walking route

LOOP walking route covers over 150 miles around London's outer London's boroughs. The section in Hounslow goes from Crane Park, through Hounslow Heath and carries on to Hatton Cross.The route can be viewed online which provides an overview of the whole route as well as the Hounslow section. The route has different signage across the boroughs. 

Thames Path Walking route 

The Thames Path walking route follows river from the source to the Thames Barrier, there are options to follow the route on either sides of the river. You can follow the route in Hounslow through: Chiswick, Brentford and Isleworth. 

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