Derek HarwoodThe Leisurely Walks Group has half-day walks of up to three miles.

Group Coordinator: Derek Harwood (click to contact)       

We will start with one walk each month on varying days of the week. If there is enough support and others are prepared to lead some walks, we will then increase the frequency.


All walks will be fairly local but with some public transport (to the start or from the finish).

From Spring 2018 iU3A will have a Leisurely Walks group (in addition to the current Shorter and Longer Walk groups). This new group will offer a monthly half-day walk (on different days of the week) of up to three miles. The pace will be leisurely, with pauses along the way. The start and end points will be easily reached by public transport and will be in the Freedom Pass travel zones. Some walks will be local, e.g. Clissold Park and the New River path. Others will possibly be further afield, e.g. Trent Park. The walks may feature river or canal towpaths, parks and nature reserves, while others may be more urban and explore a London 'village’. They would be ideal for members who would like gentle outdoor exercise at a slower pace than the existing walking groups. If you are interested in joining this new group please use the email link above to advise the Group Coordinator or join online through the Members' System ('Beacon') here.

Our experience of running walks has suggested a few common-sense guidelines, to ensure everyone’s enjoyment and safety on our walks. You can see them here.

We won't have sign ups per walk you can just turn up on the day. But if you are late we won't be expecting you so we won't wait for you.

Our Next Leisurely Walks
The programme of walks will appear in the Members' System (ie 'Beacon').

Full walk details including meeting points and times will be available a week or two before the walk. You'll be able to see them (and print them if you like) from a link on this page. Where it says 'Details here', click on 'here' when it is highlighted in blue.

Friday 14 September Finsbury Parkland Walk. Start from “Highbury Cafe and Sandwich Bar” located at: 291 Archway Road. We can have a coffee here at 10:30am with a view to leaving at 11:00am. Full details of the walk here.

Thursday 11 October Kenwood to Gospel Oak. Meet at Finsbury Park bus station at 10.30am. (Station Place, not Wells Terrace). Travel via the 210 bus to Kenwood. Return from Gospel Oak station on Overground to Highbury & Islington. Full details of the walk here.

If you want to volunteer to lead one of these walks (help will be provided regarding the admin etc) please use the contact link at the top to drop Derek an email.

Recent Walks
Black ThornOur recent walks have included:

  • August Bethnal Green to Hoxton. Details here.
  • July — Kensal Rise. Details here.
  • June — Regents Canal. Details here.
  • May — Finsbury Park to Woodberry Wetlands. Details here.
  • April — Highbury Fields to Finsbury Park. Details here.


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