The clocks have changed, Easter has been and gone and we finally have daylight into the evening – Spring is here!
This is a great time of year to get out and get exercising. Walking sounds basic but it is one of the very best forms of exercise. It is free, easy, uses your whole body, gentle on your joints, strengthens your muscles, burn calories and improves your cardiovascular health. It’s also a great way to explore your local area. What’s not to love!
I often spend my Sunday afternoons going for a relaxing walk. Here’s one of my favourite routes.
Walthamstow Marshes Walk
Start: Coppermill Lane
Finish: Coppermill Lane#
Distance: 4 miles
Duration: ~ 1 hour 30 mins plus coffee break
Walk or take W12 bus to the end of Coppermill Lane. Enjoy the lovely murals by the bus stop.
From there continue past reservoirs and water works.
Continue along underpass (admiring street art).
Turn right and follow the path across the marsh towards the Ice centre.
You’ll come to a small bridge on your left. Cross it to reach Springfield park.
Once in the park, walk up the hill to the cafe. Here you can have a well earned sit down down and cup of coffee.
When you are ready to make a move, head down the hill towards the canal. Cross back over the bridge and follow the path along to your left.
When you meet another path, turn right and walk towards the low railway bridge. Go under the bridge and you’ll be back at the car park where we started.
Here’s a handy map of the route.
What’s your favourite local walk?