Richmond Park - Pembroke Lodge - Pen Ponds - Isabella Plantation
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Richmond Park is the largest open space in London, covering nearly 2,500 acres. The walk starts just inside the park at the car park of Pembroke Lodge, near Richmond Gate at the top of Richmond Hill. After a short trek through Sidmouth Wood, the walk emerges into open parkland down to and around the smaller of the two Pen Ponds in the centre of the park. It then goes on through the beautiful Isabella Plantation along a small brook slightly downhill to a duck-pond, before returning over open savannah-like grassland. Next comes a wooded section of shared pedestrian and cycle-path to the formal gardens of Pembroke Lodge, with fantastic views over Richmond and Twickenham to the west and a protected view of St Paul's Cathedral way off to the east through a corridor in the trees nearby and the skyscrapers of London in the distance.
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