Green Walk, Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park and the river Thames

Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park the river Thames.  

We will be meeting outside Wimbledon park tube station at 10am I will be holding a meetup sign. Organiser fee £5

This fine walk with glorious scenery takes us to Wimbledon Park, less well known than the Common but very pretty, past the impressive chalet-style cafe and a large quiet lake. Following pleasant residential roads we enter Putney Heath, where we join part of the capital ring which takes us through Wimbledon Common with it's fascinating windmill

dropping steeply down past tranquil Queen's Mere we cross the A3 to arrive at Robin Hood Gate and Richmond Park.  Hopefully we should see red and fallow deer.

After climbing steadily to the Pen Ponds with it's rare waterbirds, we pass King Henry VIII Mound, into Petersham Park where the meadows give us a fine view of Petersham church, village and the River Thames.


Following the Thames Path beneath the grand buildings of Richmond Hill the final stretch takes us into Richmond, which surely has one of the finest riverside frontages along the Thames. We will have an option to have a drink before returning to London

The walk is 10 miles 16 kms about 4.5 hours of 

walking and about an hour for breaks, mainly on good paths with some small hills.
Please ensure you're happy keeping up a reasonable pace over this distance

What to bring.
Appropriate warm walking clothes, hat gloves, hiking boots or other suitable footwear.

snacks and pack lunch

Money for pub and food later on

Waterproofs

Torch

Camera

Personal first aid kit and medication

Water (at least 1 litre)

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  • Renay

    Thank you for a great walk Gary!

    March 10, 2014

  • David

    Very nice walk! Thanks Gary

    March 10, 2014

  • Vince

    It was great and the final walk to Kingston was awesome with that sun !

    March 9, 2014

  • Louisa

    Beautiful day shared with lovely people. Thanks Gary!

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    <singing> Oh, such a perfect day
    I'm glad I spent it with you. </singing>

    March 8, 2014

  • May

    A lovely opening spring walk. A gentle pace. Good company and new friends. A gem like day to go into the treasure chest of my life's experience. Gary, thanks for organising today : )

    March 8, 2014

  • Kim

    Hi, I'm sorry I cant make it anymore - not feeling v well. Have a good day!

    March 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I've woken up late. Hopefully see you next time

    March 8, 2014

  • Claire L

    sorry - was working until very late last night and can't make this now, have a great day :)

    March 8, 2014

  • Dimple

    Sorry Gary been called to work overnight so I can't make tomorrow now

    March 7, 2014

    • Gary

      Thanks Dimple, see you soon

      March 8, 2014

  • Nadia

    Sorry Gary, I can't make this now I'm afraid. Hope you all have a lovely day :)

    March 8, 2014

  • Donald

    Sorry not feeling well, see you guys on the next walk

    March 7, 2014

  • Toni

    Sorry to cancel last minute. Still suffering with fractured ribs from a cycle accident last week. Hope you all enjoy.

    March 7, 2014

  • Melanie

    Sorry not feeling very well. Hope to attend soon.

    March 7, 2014

  • Sophie

    Sorry, double booked!

    February 11, 2014

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