Health walks

There are five walks in Kensington and Chelsea that run all year round (some with exception of bank holidays). The walks are all free of charge and open to all - they are suitable for all fitness levels and we particularly encourage beginners to join in.  Please wear suitable shoes as it can get muddy, and please bring a raincoat. You may also want to bring a small amount of money for a drink at the end of the walk.

The walks are led by trained volunteer leaders. There is a leader at the front of the group and, at the very back, 'a back marker' leader ensures that no one is left behind. Walkers are encouraged to walk at a brisk pace, the emphasis however, is on the walkers' brisk pace, not the leaders'.

The five walks are:

Kensington and Chelsea North

Canal Walk

Explore the quieter walkways of North Kensington

Day: Mondays, Time: 10.30 until 11.15am

Meeting Point: by bench in the entrance of Sainsbury’s car park Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5AA


Kensington and Chelsea Central


Holland Park

Enjoy this beautiful park in the heart of London

Day: Thursdays, Time: 10.30 until 11.30am

Meeting Point: outside the Holland Park Café, Holland Park, Ilchester Place, London W8 6LU

Brompton Cemetery

Day: Wednesday  Time: 10.30am until 11.30am

Meet: Brompton Road at the main entrance to the Cemetery

Kensington Gardens

Day: Friday Time: 10.30am until 11.30am

Meet: King’s Arms Gate


Kensington and Chelsea South


Battersea Park

Walk along the river to this historical park and back

Day: Tuesdays, Time: 10.30am until 11am

Meeting Point: Pavement area beside Cadogan Pier at the junction of Chelsea Embankment and Albert Bridge, London




For further information on Health Walks, contact the Sports Development Officer on 020 7938 8182 or email:

The Health Walks project is organised by the Walking Alliance, comprised of representatives from the Dalgarno SRB, African Peoples Link, Open Age, Notting Hill Housing Trust, Kensington and Chelsea PCT and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Leisure Services.