Walking and cycling in Hackney's parks
We encourage responsible cycling in our parks and ask everyone to consider other park users when riding on public paths. See our cycling in parks code of conduct (PDF, 298KB) for more information.
There's cycle parking in many of our parks and a Barclays Cycle Hire docking station in Shoreditch Park. Sustrans provide information on the cycle routes that run through our parks.
See our walking page for more information on walking in Hackney and our main cycling section for more information about riding your bike in the borough. You can also download a map of Hackney's cycle routes (PDF, 811KB).
Hackney parks walking routes
The Hackney Parks Forum have created a series of maps of walks through a number of Hackney's parks and open spaces including walking distances.
Walk one, River Lea to Stoke Newington (PDF, 181KB) covers Hackney Marshes, Clapton Common, Millfields, Springfield Park, Wick Woodland, East Bank West Bank Nature Reserve, Allens Gardens and Middlesex Wharf Filter Beds Nature Reserve.
Walk two, South Hackney's green and open spaces (PDF, 196KB) covers Shoreditch Park, Hoxton Community Garden, St. Mary's Garden, Haggerston Park and London Fields.
Walk three, Hackney's canals and southern borders (PDF, 203KB) covers Well Street Common, Victoria Park, Wick Woodland, Hackney Marshes and Mabley Green.
Walk four, Hackney's northern parks and nature reserves (PDF, 203KB) covers Clissold Park, Abney Park Cemetary, Stoke Newington Common and Springfield Park.
Walk five, Green chains and open spaces - Mare Street to Lea Valley (PDF, 177KB) covers St. Johns Churchyard, Clapton Square, Hackney Downs, Clapton Pond, Millfields and Springfield Park.
Walk six, Circular - Hackney Marshes and adjacent green spaces (PDF, 181KB) covers Mabley Green, Wick Woodland, Hackney Marshes, East Marsh and Daubney Green.
You can also see our walks connecting Hackney's parks and open spaces (PDF, 604KB).
Walking Together offer a range of walks in parks within Hackney for people of all ages, especially over 50s, beginners to exercise and people who feel unfit. The walks take between half an hour and an hour, and are led by a qualified health walks leader and first aider.
Ramblers' walking routes
The Ramblers have designed some walks through Hackney's parks.
The Capital Ring is a surprisingly green route that encircles London. The total distance is 125km (78miles) threading together parks and open spaces, mostly following pleasant residential roads in between. The route passes through Hackney's Clissold Park and Springfield Park. See Walk London for more information.
Page updated: 23 Sep 2015