It seems incredible that Richmond Park, largest of all the Royal Parks, has never had a guidebook, despite having existed for nearly 400 years. 

The FRP has rectified this omission with the publication of The Guide to Richmond Park. The guide goes on sale at the end of March, priced £9.99 – or £7 if you are a member of the FRP. (See below for details of how to get your discounted copy.)

The compact yet informative 140-page Guide features chapters on the Park’s famous wildlife and its history, ecology, trees, gardens, buildings and management. Visitors can also find out how they can help preserve and conserve its fragile environment. The foreword is written by one of the FRP’s new Patrons, Sir David Attenborough (pictured right), who calls the Park “a very special place.” 

The Guide has nearly 300 colour photographs and includes a handy fold-out map.

How to get your copy of the Guide

The Guide will be available from the end of March from a number of local bookshops, price £9.99, or from The Royal Parks website

Are you a Friend? Members of the Friends are entitled to a discount of £3 provided they buy the Guide from the Visitors’ Centre at Pembroke Lodge.

To claim your discounted copy, simply present the voucher which will be included with the next issue of the Friends newsletter, due to be published in the last week of March.