Richmond Classic Walking Tour
Highlights: Among the highlights of this easy paced walking tour you will see Richmond Green where knights in armour once jousted, the remains of a royal palace, and attractive urban riverside with the oldest bridge spanning the Thames in London.
See the amazing views from Richmond Hill and King Henry’s mound in Richmond Park, and the possibility of roaming wild deer.
We return on a circuit to Richmond by the charming village of Petersham, along peaceful green lanes and lush water meadows where cattle contentedly graze, heading back beside the river. You can extend your walk by visiting The Museum of Richmond or historic Ham House.
Dates: Saturday 1 May, Sat 5 June, Sat 3 July, Sat 7 August, Sat 4 September,
Sat 2 October & Tuesday 28 December 2021.
Time: Depart Richmond station 10:30 returning around 13.00.
Duration & Distance: 4 miles (6.4 kilometres). Approximately 2.5 hours.
Cost & Booking: Ticket price £12. Price includes booking fee. Pre-booking required.
Check-in: check-in 10.25 by the visitor information stand at Richmond Station TW9 2NA for 10.30 departure.
There are frequent trains to Richmond from London Waterloo (only 20 minutes by fast train), London Overground and London Underground District Line. Various bus routes. Paid parking is available next to the station.
Terrain: Paved paths and gravel tracks, some well-trodden paths that may be muddy. Hilly in places. Recommend suitable shoes for walking.
What to bring: You may wish to bring a light rucksack to carry drinking water and clothing according to the time of year and weather forecast.
Additional information: the route may vary at times of exceptionally high tides. Tours take place in all but the very worst weather.