Packed full of fascinating info and beautifully illustrated, the Friends' two books The Guide to Richmond Park and Family Trails in Richmond Park are enriching companions for anyone who enjoys spending time in the Park.

The Guide, £9.99, features a foreword by Sir David Attenborough, chapters on the Park's history, deer, wildlife, trees and flora, plus a useful map and many stunning colour photographs. Dame Jacqueline Wilson's foreword introduces Susanna Ramsey's Family Trails, £6.99, featuring six carefully plotted walks exploring the hidden secrets of the Park, accompanied by detailed maps and dozens of great photos .

You can buy both books at the Visitors' Centre by Pembroke Lodge, independent bookstores in Richmond, Sheen and Kew, and branches of Waterstones. They can also be purchased online through or on Amazon