Tour Guide:Richmond Health Walks at Richmond Council for Voluntary Service

Guided Walks

In light of COVID-19, please make sure you check with your travel and accommodation providers before travelling.


Pam McMillen


20 Mortlake High Street,
SW14 8JN


With Richmond Health Walks, your local Walking for Health scheme, you can take part in a free short walk nearby to help you get active and stay active at a pace that works for you. Weekly and monthly walks lasting from 30 to 90 minutes with a varying level of difficulty to suit you. Most start around 10:30am.

How can I take part?
Just turn up at the starting point fifteen minutes before the start time and introduce yourself to the walk leader. No special equipment needed - just wear sturdy, comfortable footwear and loose clothing. We also recommend you bring some water.
All walks return to the start point unless otherwise stated.

Grades of walks
Regardless of the grade of walk you choose, we encourage you to walk at a comfortable pace. To get the most benefit from the walk, it is recommended that you aim to feel a little warmer, breathe a little harder and increase your heart rate but you should still be able to talk.

Walking for Health grade 1
Suitable for people who have not walked much before, are looking to be more active, or are returning from injury or illness. They are up to 30 minutes on flat ground or gentle slopes with mainly firm surfaces.

Walking for Health grade 2
Suitable for people who are looking to increase their activity levels. They are between 30-60 minutes and may include some moderate slopes, steps and uneven surfaces.

Walking for Health grade 3
For people looking for more challenging walks and increasing their level of physical activity. They are generally 45-90 minutes and may include steeper slopes, hills, steps and uneven surfaces.

Full details of all the walks, including meeting points, routes and directions can be found on:

Opening details

Weekly and monthly, starting between 10:15 and 12:15.


See location of Richmond Council for Voluntary Service on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 205759  Lat: 51.46960 Long: -0.26554

By rail:
Mortlake Station is a 5 minute walk away and is served by a wide range of overland trains including national services across the South East Region.

Buses: 337, 33 419, 493, 969

Mortlake High Street - Between 9am-11am a permit is required to park outside the building on Mortlake High Street. Please contact us to see if we can reserve a permit for you. After 11am it is free to park on Mortlake High Street.
Ship Lane - Free parking is available throughout the day on Ship Lane which is a 5 minute walk to the office.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Mortlake station