Walking in Barnet
Barnet has lots of ways and opportunities for you to enjoy walking, many of which have been included on this page for you to browse. Walking has many benefits and can help to manage your weight, tone your muscles, improve your cardiovascular fitness, increase energy levels and improve your mood.
And the best part? You don't have to walk for hours to reap the rewards. A brisk 10-minute walk every day can offer significant health benefits and contribute to the recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise as advised by the Chief Medical Officer.
What's more, choosing to use forms of active travel more often, like walking and wheeling, helps protect our local environment and get us closer to being a NetZero Borough by 2042.
Start walking today and experience the difference it can make in your life!
Led by friendly instructors, Health Walks offer a great way to exercise outdoors and meet new people.
There are many other walks across the borough that are offered by partner organisations including Age UK Barnet, Better and U3A. Please check directly with each partner organisation for details.
Dollis Valley Green Walk
This pleasant 10-mile riverside walk will take you from Mill Hill through to Hampstead Heath offering beautiful views as well as an abundance of flora and fauna and some amazing wildlife. Taking approx. 6 hours on flat terrain, this walk is suitable for all levels and will not disappoint!
Listen to interesting stories about historical and natural points of interest in Barnet as you enjoy a free audio guided walk.
Active Trails offer a useful opportunity to enjoy physical activity on your own, with friends or as family fun. Being physically active offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefits, and there is evidence to suggest that being active outdoors offers even more health benefits!
The Barnet Golden KM offers children, young, people and their families an opportunity to enjoy walking (or skipping, running or hopping) in a fun and engaging way.
Use the Get Active activity finder to locate activities for all ages and abilities that are offered within local sports clubs, leisure centres and community-based settings in Barnet (and beyond).
Download the new Moves + app today - This mobile app has been developed to encourage active living and offers rewards for healthy habits!
So the more you walking or keep moving, the more points you'll earn which can be redeemed for fantastic rewards.