About CoolWalks

CoolWalks is a collaboration between CoolTan Arts, Southwark Libraries and Southwark NHS which recognises the link between physical activity and improved mental health. They aim to encourage everyone to walk and explore Southwark, to learn new things, get fit and to have fun.

There are twelve themed unique walks in the series, each starting one of the borough’s libraries. Each Coolwalk was researched, devised and led by volunteers to enable walkers of all abilities to come together, to explore, to learn and to share their experiences across Southwark. Each walk is fully accessible.

All twelve of Southwark’s libraries are involved in the twice monthly themed historical walks: Brandon, Blue Library, Camberwell, Canada Water, Grove Vale, Newington, Peckham, Nunhead, Kingswood, East Street, Dulwich and John Harvard in Borough.

Downloadable route maps of our public walks are available on the blog for most walks, with the remainder to follow shortly.

For more information and to see our upcoming walks please see our blog:

If you are interested in volunteering contact Project Coordinator, Robert Larkin-Frost at: 

Please see our Events page for details of our upcoming CoolWalks Schedule.

CoolTan Arts runs several different walking projects.See here for the list of all upcoming walks.


CoolTan Arts & Southwark Council recently launched the new CoolWalk’s Guide Book.

The guide book supports the twice monthly programme of public walks, brings together the research and creativity of the volunteers and is a valuable resource for anyone wanting to take up physical exercise and learn about the varied and interesting history of Southwark. It is available in all of Southwark’s libraries in the Health section and in the London section.

Coolwalks invitation launch

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