Towpath Walks Guides - London

We are looking for volunteer guides to join our existing team at the IWA Towpath Walks Society, in London.

The Society, in partnership with London Walks, carries out a regular series of guided walks along London’s canals. The walks last just over two hours and take place on two Sunday afternoons each month starting at a tube or DLR station. These walks are a great way to introduce people to the waterways, and to raise money for IWA.

What does a Towpath Walks Guide do?

  • Support or lead walks following our guidance
  • Check the route beforehand, in case of changes to conditions
  • Brief and sign in participants at the start of the walk
  • Appropriately supervise the walk
  • Promote IWA

What skills or knowledge are needed?

All that is needed is an interest in waterways, an enjoyment of sharing your knowledge with others and a love of walking. A full briefing will be provided for the series and each individual walk.

How much of a time commitment is it?

Each walk is on a Sunday and lasts 2 - 3 hours, including the briefing of participants. You will be part of a team so you can do as many or as few walks as you like.

There are a set of walking routes already planned and being carried out, so there is little preparation to be done for these. However if you would like to add more walks to our programme then this may be possible.

What are the next steps?

If you would like to help with this, please contact Roger Wilkinson at or on 020 3612 9624.

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