Enjoy the spring weather on a casual guided walk around the borough. Wild Walks get people together, exploring their local area with other residents in the community. The Wild Walk project includes a chance to learn how to run a guided walk & share your local knowledge with others.

55 Ripple Road,IG11 7NT

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Walk Your Way

Thursday 28 March | 6.00 - 8.00pm

Learn how to lead your own wild walks in Barking!

Patti will be sharing her knowledge on how to be a walk leader. She will be telling us  how to plan, design and promote your walks. Come and find out about understanding the practicalities of curating a walk.


116 Church Elm Lane, RM10 9RL


Nature walk

Tuesday 26 March | 11.00am - 12.00pm

Join Siddika on a wander towards Beam park. Share what you know about local history and the area’s natural life. You’ll see Dagenham’s green streets in a whole new light. All abilities are welcome for this gentle walk. Meet at the Dagenham shop to begin the walk.


Dog wild walk

Saturday 13 April | 12.00 - 1.00pm

Whether you have a four-legged friend in your life or not, this is a chance to meet like-minded people and discover your local area. Jackie and her dogs Olive and Gwen will share their favourite route with you as we pay attention to our natural surroundings and share stories. You’ll enjoy it as much as the pooches.


5 Porters Avenue, RM9 5YS

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Paint your Path 

Wednesday 13 March 1.00 - 2.00pm

Meet us at the shop for a walk up to Valence House Museum where we’ll paint the beautiful landscape and house using acrylic paints and a canvas. 

About the resident 

Lola is a local artist inspired by impressionism and will share her skills and knowledge in painting a beautiful landscape.


Spring Walk!

Thursday 28 March | 2.00 - 3.00pm

Join Living Streets and your neighbours for a spring walk in your neighbourhood.  The route will be chosen at our Community Mapping Session happening in the shop the day before, so why not come for both?

About the resident 

Patti Kydd is a coordinator for Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking.


Wild Walk

Thursday 18 April | 12.00 - 2.00 pm 

Join the Martins Corner Team in a walk to Valance House. We will be building a twine fence to protect their bee hives. Come and learn about Bee School, how the fence will help the bees and how you could become a bee keeper.


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.