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After a New Years Eve of partying join us for a gentle stroll across two of London's more beautiful Commons and Parks to clear the cob webs from your head and freshen your senses.
The walk will start at Wimbledon Station and we will gently walk up to Wimbledon Village before entering the common. After passing close to the windmill we will continue down towards the A3 and Robin Hood Gate before meandering around and through the park, hopefully we will have ample opportunity to catch sight of a few deer.
We will depart the park at Richmond Gate and make our way to the Thames which we will follow into Richmond itself where we will find refuge in a pub, hopefully serving mulled wine and some food.
DISTANCE - 12.8 km (8 miles) approx.
We will allow approximately 3-4 hours for walking, depending upon the speed of the group and excluding any breaks.
MEETUP POINT – Outside Wimbledon Underground Station
MEETUP TIME - 10.45 am (be punctual).
WALK DEPARTS – 11.00 am from Wimbledon Station
DESTINATION – Returning from Richmond Station
LUNCH - We will have a late pub lunch at an unspecified location in Richmomd.
Please bring snacks and water to keep you going. I'll probably have another cake or two...
TRAVEL & COSTS - The £5 donation.
The donation will be entirely used towards the training for the hike leaders to ensure better skilled hike leaders in the future and to cover any costs incurred.
Waterproof waking boots Waterproof jacket and trousers if you have them, after all this is England and it’s known to rain sometimes. Water & snacks to keep you going until lunch Cash for rail tickets, donation and money for lunch. Sense of fun
It is impossible to state a specific return time as it depends on weather conditions, the general pace of the group and other unplanned factors. Those who decide to join the hike, please consider yourself committed for the entire afternoon.