Harlow Park Run

Harlow Park Run

Weekly Free 5km Timed run
Harlow park run is a 5km run – It’s you against the clock.

Held every Saturday at 9.00 am at Harlow Town Park, School Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2QD  See course page

The event is free but please register before your first run.  Only ever register with parkrun once.  Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder).  If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

You would be running for your own enjoyment.  Just go along and join in whatever your pace!

The Parkrun is entirely organised by volunteers who love running – email harlowhelpers@parkrun.com to help.

Every week they grab a post park run coffee at an independent coffee vendor who are happy to serve you hot/cold drinks and snacks before and after park run.

Other park runs nearby:

Barclay (5.4m), Hatfield Forest (7.7m), Gunpowder (8.3m), Panshanger (9.1m), Brentwood (12.8m), Walthamstow (13m), Pymmes (13.2m),
Grovelands (13.7m), Raphael (13.8m), Valentines (14.6m)H

Harlow Running Group

Harlow Running Group

Harlow Running Club 12 week Beginners Course
Tuesday evenings at 6.30 pm for approximately 1 hour.
Venue:  Mark Hall Sports Centre, Harlow
Contactharlowrc@gmail.com     Harlow Running Club Website

Details:  This course aims to take a novice from running 0.25 to 5 miles over the course of 12 weeks.  Upon completion, you should be more than capable of joining in with the normal Harlow Running Club Sessions.  You need to sign up to the full 12-week course.  Age 16 +

Harlow Sunday Walkers Group

Harlow Sunday Walkers Group

Meet:  Every Sunday
Details:  Meet for different walks around the local area and sometimes a little further afield.
we are a group of walkers who like to go on short walks where we can relax and take photos and have a laugh and a chat without a leader who wants to rush everybody. Our motto is whats the rush lets have fun and walk and keep fit.

Walks are free of charge but all walkers are responsible for their ability to do the walks and walk at their own risk. As the weather and ground, we walk on can never be guaranteed as perfect, all walkers are responsible for wearing appropriate clothing and footwear.
All welcome to join us!
Contact:  07928 511423  email: boldmorestaffy@mail.com
or find us on Facebook – HarlowSundayWalkersGroup

Stort Valley Ramblers


The Stort Valley group of the Ramblers was formed in 1995, the current membership is about 70 strong.  The group is based in the Harlow area and also serves the nearby towns and villages situated in the Stort Valley bordering Essex & Hertfordshire.

The group’s programme consists of regular Sunday walks throughout the year varying between eight and 12 miles.  During high summer we organize mid-week evening walks of approx.. 5 miles or two hours walking.

In addition, we have the occasional weekend away.  The group has enjoyed a full week away, each year in the summer, walking some of the well-known long-distance paths.  We remain a small friendly group and wish to encourage like-minded members to join us.

For more details visit:  The Stort Valley Ramblers Website here

Active Harlow Social Strollers


Harlow Town Park
Park Lane, Harlow CM20 2QQ

Meet:  Fortnightly on a Friday from 10 am – 11.am  (Next: 30/11/2018)
Contact:  Chris Purvis 01279 446435
Email:  chris.purvis@harlow.gov

Meet new people and get fit with health walks around the Town Park.

If your looking to get more exercise but don’t want to sign up to a gym, why not sign up to join one of the Councils fortnightly health walks?  The walks use varied routes to keep things interesting and can be taken at your own pace.

Harlow Alzheimer’s Society - Walking Group

Harlow Alzheimer’s Society - Walking Group

The Harlow Alzheimer’s Society Walking Group takes place on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, meeting up at Harlow Town Park.

Kind and caring volunteers are needed to support the walks.

If you would like to join us or have any further questions, please get in touch:

Call 0300 222 5706 or email volunteers@alzheimers.org.uk

Monday, 24 September, 2018 – 10:00 to 12:00

Walking with Friends


Walking with friends is an informal (and free) walking group based in Harlow, Essex.  We meet from Monday to Thursday and Saturday at 10 am at pre-determined places in and around Harlow.  The weekday walks are usually between 2 and 3 miles; the Saturday walks are usually 3-5 miles.  Walks often include muddy and uneven paths, so stout footwear is recommended!

Schedule for Walks

For further information, contact:

Ben Brown on 07717 488063
Elizabeth Burdock on 07707 037285
Eddie Delahaye on 07535 151900
Cleone Chapman on 07711 141604

Visit our Website


Walking with Friends is an informal and unofficial group and offers no services beyond publishing information on a ‘best efforts’ basis.  All walkers should ensure they bring appropriate clothing and must accept responsibility for their own health and safety.

Epping Forest Life Walks

Epping Forest Lifewalks

Walking for health scheme approved by local doctors, hospitals and the West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (WECCG)

Lifewalks is the Walking for Health scheme organized by Epping Forest District Council.  Launched in April 2001, Lifewalks now offers 5 led walks every week with a choice of over 25 routes.  Around 25-40 people come out on each walk.

There are at least 2 fully trained leaders on every Lifewalk.  Lifewalks range from 1-3 miles and each route is carefully graded for the amount of effort needed.  Lifewalks take place on good surface paths in the local countryside and in the country parks around Waltham Abbey, Epping, Theydon Bois, Loughton, Chigwell, Buckhurst Hill and North Weald.

New walkers are always well looked after by the leaders who will advise on walking speed and help you quickly feel part of the group.

Download the Life Walks Diary 2018-19 here

More information from Epping Forest District Council website

Useful Links

100 Outstanding British Walks

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Great British Adventure Map


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