Walk London this weekendPosted by in life coaching outdoors
If you need an incentive to get out and explore the capital – check out Autumn Ambles this weekend. A fabulous series of FREE led walks all over London, organised by Walk London. No booking necessary.
Walk London has worked with the local authorities to develop an impressive network of quality walking routes – both long and shorter. There are plenty to choose from (36 walks in total this weekend), including riverside walks, traditional sightseeing tours, and lots exploring the City.
Here’s a few of the longer and shorter walks I really like the look of :
SEAFARING: This 6.5 mile route takes you from Tower Bridge to Greenwich with a focus on seafaring London. Once you reach the end, continue the theme with a visit to Cutty Sark or the National Maritime Museum, then catch the Thames Clipper back. On Saturday 28 September, starts 10.30am.
CENTENNIAL: Starting at Chingford station, the Beyond the Games – Epping Forest walk follows part of the unwaymarked Epping Forest Centenary Walk, finishing at Manor Park. The distance is about 8.3 miles and it starts on Saturday 28 September at 11am.GLORIOUS: Go Walking on Water in the Glorious Lea Valley on a 6 mile walk from Tottenham Hale to Limehouse, taking in Walthamstow and Hackney marshes, the Olympic Park and much more on Saturday 28 September from 11am.
High Barnet to Cockfosters: Explore the ends of two tube lines and the scenery, views and history in between them on a 3.5 mile stroll on Saturday 28 September at 2.30pm.
Old Highgate Village: Explore this “country village nestling round an old pond” and enjoy its views, celebrity stories, pubs and famous cemetery on Sunday 29 September at 2pm, meet at Highgate tube.
The benefits of walking and getting outdoors
It’s tempting to hibernate when the weather turns colder, but getting out for more walks this autumn could be medicine you didn’t realise you needed.
Getting out for a walk, be it in your local park or in the countryside does us a lot of good in many ways; our bodies get moving, and as a result our minds slow down; creating space within, a sense of calm, clarity and openness.
When we feel more open we can see a little further into our lives and explore what’s possible for us. Fresh insights and new perspectives often emerge or you may simply experience a sense of happiness and freedom.
When I go on a ramble – and I go often – I do feel happy and free indeed.
Going on a walk puts things right
I always say that when I go on a walk I have my best ideas. The very idea of ‘coaching clients while walking’ emerged from a long walk in nature some years ago. That’s one of my ‘consultation rooms’ in east London’s Victoria Park pictured above.
When I’m in nature I feel in tune with myself – I have perspective and clarity. When I go on a ramble with a friend we always have the best conversations. When I go on ramble my body feels comfortable and light and I have the best sleep after a ramble too!
Need more incentive – Autumn – one of the most interesting seasons. Alive with colour and full of earthy smells that are great for soothing the soul.
It is not rocket science that going on a ramble is good for us. Our roots lie in nature. I never miss an opportunity because I know the the rewards and benefits are so huge for me. So go on, get out this weekend and explore green space!
And if you’d like to try life coaching while walking with me – get in touch to book a taster life coaching session. I offer a free 30-minute taster session in Victoria Park, East London.