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Walk East for Discovery

When dashing about by car, bus or tube, it's easy to miss interesting landmarks and green spaces on the doorstep. On a Walk East programme, you slow down and take a closer look at what's around. It's a chance to rediscover the neighbourhood and its stories, as you explore the local street scenes, parks and waterways.

Walk East projects are designed to help your group:

  • Explore the local heritage – we'll spark your curiosity, share stories behind local landmarks and uncover hidden secrets.
  • Re-connect with nature – we'll make the most of the local parks, gardens, rivers, canals and docks, and encounter plants and wildlife along the way.
  • Record and share your discoveries – we can create route maps, photo-books, videos and treasure trails with you, to encourage others to explore the area.

Get in touch, if you'd like a creative, tailor-made walk programme to help your community group, school or work colleagues really discover the local area.

Take a closer look at how we’ve turned some simple walks into trails of discovery:

Ask us to organise a themed heritage walk for you

Enjoy a literary stroll around Spitalfields

Explore the East End from your armchair

Focus on your neighbourhood on a photo-walk course

Follow an East End Life walk

Get to know Bow

Walk East for Discovery"When we walk, we are aware of the details around us – birds, trees, the sky, shops and houses, other people. We make connections."
Carl Honoré, In Praise of Slow
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