Author, naturalist and Richmond Park explorer Susanna Ramsey takes the reader on six discovery trails in Family Trails in Richmond Park, published by the Friends.
Each walk in Richmond Park has over 20 things to see and explore, from deer watering holes to strange trees and even a Victorian police box. The book is beautifully illustrated with 180 colour photographs and detailed maps.
Susanna was inspired to write the booklet after many outings in Richmond Park with her young daughter. She says in the introduction:“Walking and particularly walking slowly is the way to discover the Park and its wildlife. You see, hear and smell nature in a way that you would never experience running, cycling or even striding out. These trails take you to places in the Park where you can fully use your senses to experience its nature.”
Friends’ patron and renowned children’s author Dame Jacqueline Wilson, whose latest book Lily Alone is set in Richmond Park, says in her foreword to Family Trails: “I really love Richmond Park. I’ve been going for wonderful walks there ever since I was six years old.This book will help you explore every corner of Richmond Park.”
Family Trails in Richmond Park is produced and designed by the same people who worked on the best-selling Guide to Richmond Park published earlier this year by the Friends.
There are individual maps for each walk, and a handy fold-out card map enabling visitors to explore the Park, appreciate its features and hidden treasures and also find the loos and cafes! The suggested retail price is £6.99 and it is available in the Visitor Centre and through local bookshops and other outlets.