Walks connecting Hackney's Parks and Green Spaces

With the increase in use of green spaces for exercise we are republishing these walks.  It will be interesting to try them again to see how things have changed in the last 10 years.  Enjoy!


WALK 1. River Lea to Stoke Newington (pdf)

7km / 4.5 miles

Marshgate Bridge (Homerton Road); Wick Woodland; Hackney Marsh; River Lea; Middlesex Filter Beds NR; South Millfields; Lea Navigation; North Millfields; Springfield Park; Clapton Common; East and West Bank NR; Allens Gardens.


WALK 2. South Hackney’s Green & Open Spaces (pdf) 

4.5km / 2.2 miles

Shoreditch Park; Hoxton Community Gardens; Geffrye Museum; St Mary's Garden; Fellows Court Estate; Haggerston Park; Regent's Canal; London Fields; Town Hall Square.


WALK 3. Hackney’s Canals & Southern Borders (pdf)

5km / 3 miles (circular walk: 5.8km / 3.5 miles)

Well Street Common; Victoria Park (Tower Hamlets); Hertford Union Canal; Lea Navigation; Olympic Park (once Arena Field); Wick Woodland; Marshgate Bridge (Homerton Road). Alternative, circular walk continues to Mabley Green; Victoria Park (Tower Hamlets); Well Street Common.


WALK 4. Hackney’s Northern Parks & Nature Reserves (pdf) 5.2km / 3.2 miles (circular walk: 7.6km / 4.7 miles)

Clissold Park; Abney Park Cemetery NR; Stoke Newington Common; Springfield Park. Alternative, circular walk continues to Abney Park Cemetery NR; Clissold Park.


WALK 5. Green Chain & Open Spaces (pdf) 

Mare Street to Lea Valley – 5km / 3.2 miles (with detour: 5.6km / 3.9 miles)

St John's Churchyard; Clapton Square; Hackney Downs; South Millfields; Lea Navigation; North Millfields; River Lea; Walthamstow Marshes (Waltham Forest); Springfield Park.


WALK 6. Circular – Hackney Marshes & Adjacent Green Spaces(pdf)

7.5km / 4.6 miles

Marshgate Bridge (Homerton Road); Wick Woodland; Olympic Park (once Arena Field); Mabley Green; Daubeney Green; Hackney Marsh; East Marsh; Hackney Community Tree Nursery and Forest Garden; Marshgate Bridge (Homerton Road).


These leaflets were reprinted in 2010 under funding from NHS Hackney Community Chest.

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