Wild Walks can be found anywhere, in green spaces, city streets, cultural or historical sites. Just put one foot in front of the other and embrace a sense of adventure!

Barking and Dagenham is full of amazing places to visit and discover whilst walking, whether along the River Thames or wide tree lined streets, discover something new around the corner from your house.




Wild Walk Training

Wednesday 6 November | 1.00 - 3.00pm

Learn how to lead your own wild walks in Barking and Dagenham with me, Katherine from living Sheets. I’ll be sharing my knowledge on how to be a walk leader. I'll be sharing how to design, plan and promote your walks.


Wild Cycle

Wednesday 27 November | 12.30 - 2.30pm

My name is Charles and I have lived in Barking for 34 years. I like to cycle as it keeps me fit and healthy. Come along for a cycle around the Abbey Ruins and other Barking highlights. Then join us at the Ripple Road shop at 1.30pm as we share stories of the history of the Borough over tea and cake.


116 Church Elm Lane, Dagenham, RM10 9RL


Tuesday 22 October | 1.00 - 3.00pm

Starting at 116 Church Elm Lane, Dagenham, RM10 9RL. My name is Sandra and I enjoy walking, gardening and meeting new people from all walks of life. Bring a picnic, a reusable bottle and join Sandra on a walk around Beam Wetlands and learn about the history behind the area.

Wild Walk in the Park

Thursday 28 November | 12.00 - 1.00pm

Starting at 116 Church Elm Lane, Dagenham, RM10 9RL. My name is Siddika, I love making decorations using natural materials. For this Wild Walk session I would like us to forage for natural materials that are found locally in a park. We can use what we find to make wreaths together the following week!


The Warehouse, 47 Thames Road, IG11 0HQ


Creekmouth Villager

Sunday 27 October | 9:00 - 3.00 pm

Opposite 113 River Rd, Barking IG11 0EG

Come along whenever it suits you and meet the original residents of the former village of Creekmouth. Meet your neighbours and help clear some of the litter while enjoying a cuppa tea and some cake!

Wander on the River

Saturday 2 November | 1.00 - 2.30 pm

The Warehouse, 47 Thames Road, IG11 0HQ Take a lovely autumn stroll along the River Thames with Yvonne and hear about the interesting history of Thames. Dogs and other pets are very welcome!

Living Streets Walkleader Training

Thursday 7 November | 6.00 - 7.00pm

The Warehouse, 47 Thames Road, IG11 0HQ Learn about the charity Living Streets, why walking is good for you and how to plan and lead exciting walks in your area.

Walk up an Appetite!

Wednesday 13 November | 11.00 am - 1.00pm

The Warehouse, 47 Thames Road, IG11 0HQ Work up an appetite with Yvonne during a fascinating walk covering the history of Thames. Then end up at Thames Cafe on River Road if you’d like to stay for brunch or a warming tea or coffee; Yvonne’s favourite local cafe!


Do you take a beautiful walk somewhere in Barking and Dagenham and would like to share this with others? Get in touch and we can add your walk to the growing Wild Walks Collection which will be online soon.