Free and fun weekly community walks are coming to Tooting Common and green spaces across Wandsworth.
After walking and talking with thousands of local people across South West London, and helping so many people become happier and healthier together, The Walk and Talk Movement is coming to Wandsworth.
We are launching free and fun new weekly walk and talks for the whole community from the cafe at Tooting Bec Common on 11th March 2022 at 10.30am - and we will walk and talk together from there every Saturday after that.
This is a chance for all generations to take a stroll, chat, meet friends and neighbours, make new friends and support each other. From older adults to young children, from buggies to beagles – everybody can join in.
Our Walk and Talks are inclusive, accessible, fun and friendly - so the whole community can take part and benefit. We will also link up with other local activities and groups to support the community. No booking, no reservations, just turn up and you will get a very warm welcome.
Our Tooting Common Walk and Talk will just be the start, as we plan to roll out new walk and talks in lovely local green spaces across the Borough during 2023 and beyond.
Andy Yates, Co-Founder of The Walk and Talk Movement said:
“So many walkers and talkers tell us that we have helped transform their lives. Those simple and powerful words are what motivates us to keep walking and talking and growing. We have so much fun together and in doing so we help our community become happier and healthier. Our simple walk and talk pledge is that we will give everybody a warm welcome, put smiles on faces every week and help the Wandsworth community every step of the way.”
Our Wandsworth Walk and Talks are supported by Wandsworth Council, NHS South West London and Enable, a not-for-profit organisation helping to deliver health, leisure and community services and events that enrich people’s lives.
Judi Gasser, Wandsworth Councillor and Cabinet Member said:
"We were delighted to support the Walk and Talk Movement to launch in Wandsworth. Walking is a great way to get fit whatever your age, and getting out into the fresh air, enjoying our beautiful green spaces and chatting with other members of the community is good for our mental health."
About The Tooting Common Walk and Talk
Walkers and Talkers meet every Saturday from 11th March at 10.30am come rain or shine outside the Tooting Bec Common Cafe.(http://tootingbeccommoncafe.co.uk/).
About The Walk and Talk Movement
The Walk and Talk Movement (https://wewalkandtalk.org/) is on a mission to bring communities together in a fun, healthy and engaging way. The Walk and Talk Movement has already engaged with 3,500+ local residents, walked more than 10,000km, taken more than 6m steps together, burnt more than 600,000 calories and enjoyed thousands of conversations and stories. We are here to help everybody in the local community, any age, any ability, any pets, any Saturday at 10.30am.
Of course The Walk and Talk Movement is not just about numbers, it is about stories and conversations. About changing lives for the better as our video shows:
How you can help your local community
In 2023 The Walk and Talk Movement's goal is to double the walk and talks we run and the people we help.
We want to grow our amazing pool of volunteers to make walk and talks sustainable over the long term and to enable us to start new walk and talks in even more green spaces and help even more people in our community.
Here is our volunteer video that shows how easy and fun it is to volunteer for just a few hours a month - in fact, it is a walk in the park:
If you are interested in volunteering, send an e-mail to the following address and find out how to walk and talk with us:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/wewalkandtalk
Wandsworth Walk and Talk E-mail:
The Walk and Talk Movement
Helping your local community every step of the way
Here is why we walk and talk every week....