Richmond and Kew

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From Mortlake Railway Station, the route heads north across Mortlake Green and down an access road to the Budweiser Brewery, soon reaching the Thames Path on the south side of the river. The Thames Path is then followed westwards for 8km, passing on the way Chiswick Bridge, The Public Record Office, Kew Bridge, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew (the world's largest botanic park) and the Royal Observatory at Richmond, the Meridian Line, Richmond Lock and Twickenham Bridge. The walk then strikes inland, climbing Richmond Hill past the Star and Garter Home. Richmond Park is entered from the west through Richmond Gate and left to the north through Sheen Gate. The walk concludes with a section through a residential area (East Sheen) back to Mortlake Railway Station.

England - South England - London - River Walk

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Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Museum, Play Area, Pub, River, Stately Home, Toilets, Wildlife
31/07/2011 - Patricia Daw

Tricia Daw 31/7/11 We completed this walk today starting from Strand on the Green where we knew you can park on the street without too much of a problem. It is a delightful walk. There was much activity to watch on the Thames even at low tide which it was when we set off. Lots of benches to sit and have a picnic lunch at while people watching or boat watching. Richmond was a surprise to me: only driven past before - it was really buzzing. The only down side of this walk was what would normally be the start of this walk as you walk from the first pub on the Thames to Kew bridge - they need to cut the trees and foliage back on the riverside so there is more of a view. There were a lot of bikes using the towpath but most were courteous and had bells and also seem to remember that pedestrians do have priority - I was pleasantly surprised!

07/07/2009 - Stephen Harris

A nice walk with some good sections of the Thames Path. Some sections at the start are a little tedious and watch out for the large numbers of unruly cyclists who frankly couldn't care less about pedestrians using the path (the scoundrels!).. Other than this, a nice walk and probably the best bit is that it seems like you walk on the Thames Path for ages and once you come off, the bit back through Richmond Park is quite quick!. 8/10.

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