Hampton Court Park and Bushy Park
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The walk starts at Hampton Court Green car park; it then heads north into the heart of Bushy Park, crossing a Victorian artificial river before heading east through attractive woodlands, passing some small ponds. Next it goes south through the Deer-Park down an impressive tree-lined avenue (as the name suggests, the Bushy Park deer are often around here). At the Diana fountain, which is in the middle of a large lake often used by anglers, the route continues east past several more ponds and possibly deer, before emerging from Bushy Park at Hampton Court Gate. The walk passes briefly through the town (there is a railway station here) before picking up the Thames Path on the north bank of the river, heading upstream (south here) for several miles around the perimeter of Hampton Court Park on a well-made track shared by cyclists. After passing The Pavilion, the route cuts into Hampton Court Park itself (which is accessible to the public but is closed after dusk) and continues through the beautiful gardens, with many strange trees and a stunning view of the east face of Hampton Court Palace itself. After passing right in front of the palace (which is open to the public to tour around but very expensive to get in!) it continues through the palace's inner gardens, over a busy road and back across Hampton Court Green to the walk start car park.
England - South England - London - Common or Park
Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Food Shop, Lake/Loch, Pub, River, Stately Home, Toilets, Wildlife
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