Short Nature Walks

Photo: © Simon Wilkes @simonfromengland

Short  Walks  in  Richmond  Park

This new series of nine short, self-guided nature walks from Park gates is especially for those coming to the Park on foot.  Each walk is around a mile long and they are mostly easy with gentle slopes. All nine walks are available for you to download free.  See below.

They have been devised and written for the Friends of Richmond Park by Christopher Hedley and designed by Ken Edwards. Because of covid 19 restriction, they have not been widely test walked – so, if after walking them you have any suggested improvements, please email us at publications.frp@gmail.com

These Short Walks complement the two sets of our ‘Walks with Remarkable Trees’, which are longer (between 1.5 and 3.5 miles), start from car parks in the Park and will be on sale at the Visitor Centre when it reopens. See more information on Tree Walks

SHORT  NATURE  WALKS

Overview of the nine Walks

1. Richmond Gate Walk              1,400m long (0.9 mile)
Easy walk with gentle slopes, mainly focused on the fine trees along the way.

2. Cambrian Gate Walk              1,300m long (3/4 mile)
Easy walk with gentle slopes.

3. Sheen Gate Walk                        1,600m (1 mile)
Easy walk with slight gradients. 

4. Roehampton Gate Walk     2,100m (1¼ miles)
Easy walk with slight gradients and some uneven ground.

5. Robin Hood Gate Walk       1,800m (1.1 miles)
Easy walk with slight gradients and slightly uneven ground. 

6. Ladderstile Gate Walk          1,600m long (1 mile)
Easy walk with gentle slopes.

7. Kingston Gate Walk              1,600m long (1 mile)
Easy walk with gradual 30m climb,  focussing on fine trees along the walk.

8, Ham Gate Walk                          1,500m long (0.9 miles)
25m climb up and down the escarpment, including an off-track, uneven section.

9. Petersham Gate Walk          1,500m long (0.9 miles)
45m climb up and down the escarpment, including an off-track, uneven section.

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