T100 Goes Wild in Hackney

Sunday 9 June 2024

10.30am – 1pm 

Start: Hackney Downs Park Pavillion, London E5 8NP

End: Hackney School of Food, Oswald Street, Lower Clapton, London, E5 0BT

A walk along the Hackney Buzzline, an ecological pollinator corridor being created in East London. The walk goes through four parks – all local sites of importance for nature conservation – and three social housing estates. Walkers will chat with community gardeners and other local people creating a chain of stepping-stone pollinator habitats along the 4km route.

The walk will be led by community ecologist Gerry Tissier, who created the Hackney Buzzline vision and programme.

Book your place: 





  • Duration: 3 hour walk 
  • Distance: 3.5 miles 
  • Grading: Moderate
  • Terrain: Mostly paved paths, with some unpaved routes through parks. Uneven ground, hills and busy roads. Walk traces River Lea at points. Some paths shared with cyclists.
  • Access: Accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs with a variation to the ending (not going along the canalside).
  • Walk leader: Gerry Tissier and T100 Team


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Hackney Downs

Rectory Road Train station (7 minute walk)


On-street parking available by Hackney School of Food (free on Sundays)


Hackney Downs

Hackney School of Food: 242 to Oswald Street 308 to Millfileds Road Lea Bridge (8 mins walk)


T100 is looking into arranging a minibus to transport people from High House Production Park to Hackney and back to enjoy the day, contact the team hello@t100festival.co.uk to learn more and reserve your space.


Accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs with a variation to the ending (not going along the canalside).

T100 walks are of different lengths and on varying terrain. Some are mainly on footpaths, and others mainly on footpaths where ground may be uneven. We have designed our programme with accessibility in mind so we hope that there is something for everyone to enjoy. If you would like to discuss this, please contact nicole@kinetika.co.uk.    

Please note: Everyone needs to choose walks within their capabilities; the walk leaders are experienced but must take people’s word that they are sufficiently fit for the grade of walk they have chosen.

Due care has been exercised in organising the walks, however, T100, the funders and associated partners of the project cannot accept liability for loss, accident or injury caused to any person following the routes, especially unsupervised. Participants under the age of 16 are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. 


 Please ensure that you are properly equipped for all walks. The weather can be unpredictable so bring waterproof clothing and/or sun hats and sun cream – it’s best to be prepared for all weather! Walking boots/shoes are recommended, but if you don’t have these please wear suitable and comfortable footwear – best to leave open-toe sandals or high heels at home. Make sure you bring snacks and a packed lunch with you, if necessary, and plenty to drink. 

Toilet facilities can be accessed Hackney Downs Pavilion at the start of the walk or at Hackney School of Food at the end of the walk.


We will be taking photographs and video of this event to promote and celebrate the project in print and online. If you do not give consent to be photographed or filmed, that’s absolutely fine, please let a member of the Kinetika team know on the day.  If you take any of your own photos whilst taking part in the walk, we would love to see them. Share your photos on social media with #T100GoesWild.


  • Daubeney Fields 
  • Hackney School of Food
  • Eco Active UK
  • Gerry Tissier 


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