Green Steps Walks

Join The Garden Classroom for our Green Steps guided walks designed and led by Bob Gilbert, TGC patron and author of The Green London Way.

Meet the TGC team at a starting point and head off to explore the green spaces of Islington and beyond; discovering fascinating stories along the way and enjoying the health and wellbeing benefits that walking can bring.

Green Steps walks are for all ages and abilities and vary in length from 1 hour to full day walks with a stop off for lunch.


Sunday 7 May: People, Plants and Places – a festival foraging walk

Starts: Newington Green at 1.30pm
Ends:  King Henry’s Walk Garden
Duration: around 2 hours

This gentle walk connects the Mildmay Festival of Nature green spaces ending at King Henry’s Walk Garden where you can enjoy refreshments and this award-winning garden. Discover stories and uses of plants we find along the way.


Sunday 11 June: Cows, Clowns and Celebrity Squares

Starts: Newington Green at 2pm
Ends: King’s Cross
Duration: around 3 hours

This mid-paced walk takes us through parks, squares and churchyards linking Islington’s social and natural history as we hear stories of ‘cow-town’, Grimaldi the clown and the ghost of Richard Cloudsley.


Sunday 9 July: Cemeteries, Parks and Medieval Marshes

Starts: Newington Green at 11am
Ends:  Victoria Park
Duration: around 5 hours with lunch

A full day’s walk taking in a dissenters’ cemetery, ancient lammas lands, modern nature reserves and the marshes of the River Lea; ending in the East End’s most important open space. Bring a packed lunch to enjoy.


No need to book, just meet at the start time outside The Garden Classroom’s Hut on Newington Green, N1 4RF.  Call or text ahead to 07436 580438 with your name and the number of walkers in your party and let us know if you have any special requirements. Suitable for all ages and abilities.  Bring water to drink. Wear sturdy shoes and suitable clothing.


Green Steps walkers said…

“The extraordinary knowledge of the guide! Friendly and a lovely way to spend an afternoon.”


Click below to see the Green Steps poster: