If you’re still feeling the excesses of the festive period and haven’t got your healthy resolutions off the ground, Transport for London (TfL) in partnership with Walk Unlimited has lined up another weekend of free guided walks on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 January to help you on your way.
Expert guides will be on hand to help Londoners enjoy the multitude of cityscapes, greenways and trails that form the Capital’s acclaimed Walk London walking network.
The walks are suitable for everyone – from the experienced rambler to the occasional leisure walker, the young and the old. All Winter Wander walks start and finish either at, or within easy reach of public transport facilities, and explore sections of the Walk London Network.
Passing through Lambeth on Saturday, see the amazing history of the banks of the River Thames - 2000 years of history.
As you stroll along one of the most historic and beautiful parts of the Thames shoreline, you will also see eight iconic bridges, two world-famous theatres, an infamous prison, a palace, and a buzzing open-air market. The walk meets at 10.30am outside Waterloo Station Exit 6 on York Road and finish at London Bridge.
Ben Plowden, Director of Surface Strategy & Planning, TfL Surface Transport, said: “Whether it’s for health reasons, leisure or convenience, walking is a great way to get around, and to explore and enjoy the city’s wonderful landscape.
Take advantage of our free led walks this weekend and invite family and friends too. You will be in the hands of knowledgeable experts who will be able to reveal lots of interesting facts about local areas to help you discover more about our great city. ”
‘Winter Wanders’ encapsulate London - taking in its abundance of iconic landmarks, the tranquillity of its parks and open spaces, the views and vibrancy of its bustling rivers and the tranquillity of its canals and waterways. Winter wanderers will also sample the hidden gems dotted right across the capital.
Anne Clark, Walk Unlimited MD, said: Sponsored guided walks are one of the many ways TfL is contributing to making London an increasingly walk-friendly city with further initiatives in place to make it an easier, exciting and pleasurable city to explore on foot.
Working in partnership with the London boroughs, these measures include improving walking routes, introducing new pedestrian wayfinding signs through the Legible London programme and an enhanced network of Greenways running through parks, forests, along waterways and quiet residential streets.
The Winter Wanders weekend is organised by Walk Unlimited and funded by TfL. To find out more about the all the walks across London visit www.walklondon.org.uk
Based on information by Transport for London.