Monthly Explorer walks

Our monthly Explorer walks combine our love of Nordic Walking with a love of exploring all green corners of London and beyond. These walks are social and fun, and many of our members, many of whom have been born and bred in London are discovering parts of the city they have never visited before. We might walk a part of the Green Chain walk, the Thames Path, or whatever takes our fancy.

We aim to choose walks that can be easily reached by public transport from the Dulwich/Peckham/Denmark Hill/Camberwell and Herne Hill area, and can take anything from 1.5 to 5 hours. We will be covering longer distances on mixed terrain, so you’ll achieve a workout simply from completing the walk.

We choose a different walk each time, visiting all the best places in South East London, using footpaths, woodland trails and river side walks.

Anyone fit enough to walk the distance and terrain (which we will describe before) can take part in these walks, so feel free to bring a friend or family member who is wondering what this Nordic Walking is all about. They can join without poles or you can borrow ours. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet other regular Nordic Walkers from the Fit and Happy Outdoors community.

We often finish at a pub or coffee place, so you can finish your chat over a cuppa, or something stronger, if you prefer!

This year’s Explorer walks:
Sunday 16 April: Bluebells in East London
Sunday 21 May: The Green banks of the river Thames and Chiswick House Gardens
Sunday 25 June: Puzzle walk and Midsummer party with campfire and barbeque
Saturday 19 August 2017: Faversham to Whitstable
Saturday 23 September: Wimbledon to Richmond
Friday 27 October: Fright night walk and Halloween party
Sunday 29 October: The beginning and end of daylight saving time: Pettswood, Hawkwood and Scadbury Park
Sunday 19 November: Guildford, the river Wey, a pilgrims route and a beautiful Art Nouveau chapel
Saturday 16 December: Finsbury park to Hampstead Heath, discover London’s longest nature reserve and a possible visit to Kenwood House.

Fees for Adventure Walks:

Most of our members prepay for 10 walks: £89.00
Single session: £10.00 (or £12.50 if you’d like to hire our poles)

Need poles? Check our shop and feel free to give us a ring. We are happy to advise you on the best poles for your lifestyle, needs and wishes.

Joining A Walk

New to Fit and Happy Outdoors? Please fill in the registration and health questionaire, which you can find here and email them to at least 24 hours before the session, mentioning in the header which walk you want to join. That will give us enough time to get back to you and discuss your needs and experience.

Contact Details for Booking or Cancelling a Walk:

Please sign up for our Meetup Group to easily RSVP and find out when the next walks are.

There you can also find the phone details of the instructor running the session you are interested in.
We don’t always bring our big heavy bag of poles, so make sure you text the instructor of your walk to let us know if you’d like to make use of our poles!

Not on Meetup (yet)? You can also use this contact form:

Please fill in the form below