Kingston - Richmond - Wimbledon

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Starting in the busy town centre at Kingston the walk soon joins the River Thames which is followed for the next 5 miles via the picturesque Teddington lock to Richmond.

Richmond provides a good opportunity for lunch with numerous pubs, cafes, restaurants and places to picnic. The walk then climbs up from the river with views over the Thames valley to enter Richmond Park. The park has been in royal hands since 1272 and just a few minutes in it's hard to believe you're so close to London. You will almost certainly see deer here which are remarkably tame.

Richmond Park is then left behind to enter the less manicured Wimbledon Common which is a pleasant mixture of open scrub and woodland. The walk loops across the common to a pretty windmill and then to Wimbledon Village. It’s then just a short route via back streets to Wimbledon town centre and the station.

England - South England - London - Common or Park

Features

Cafe, Museum, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
17/04/2016 - Margaret Miles

The word 'manicured' simply cannot be applied to Richmond Park! In fact Wimbledon Common with its beautifully maintained golf courses could possibly be described as manicured but both have huge, rough open spaces.....

23/04/2013 - Dianne Young

Beautiful walk. Some flooding on towpath between Ham House & Richmond (23 April 2013) but passable

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