Walking is the easiest way to become more active. It is a simple and free way to improve your mental and physical health. It can be as easy to add to your daily routine. 

More information on our walking route maps:

Active travel

When travelling for work or leisure, we encourage residents to complete all or part of their journey on foot. This may save time while being important for both your physical and mental health. 17% of car trips in Ealing are under 1km, which you can walk in less than 15 minutes at a leisurely pace. 

Plan your route

Phone map apps and Transport for London’s Journey Planner allow you to plan your walk. They show you footpaths and quieter side streets, offering useful advice on routes and walking events near you. You can use these to help you walk on less polluted roads and through some of our parks and green spaces

Go Jauntly is a free walking app with walking trails near you. They have developed walks from the five new Elizabeth Line stations in Ealing.

Ealing’s parks and green spaces are also fantastic places to walk for fitness and leisure and to add to your daily commute or school run.

Our parks pages have historical walking guides and maps as well as health walks throughout the borough. 

Improvements we are making

We continue to: 

  • declutter through removing guard rails and bollards 
  • reduce the steepness of pavements 
  • create new refuge islands to make crossing easier for pedestrians on busy roads
  • improve junctions for pedestrians 
  • fix drainage problems 
  • introduce tactile paving to guide visually impaired people
  • remove obstructive pavement parking