Walks & Talks

Header photo by Sue Lindenberg


Our free guided walks do not need to be booked ahead (unless stated otherwise). Walks begin at 10am and finish around midday at the car park or gate shown. Please keep dogs under control.

To double check dates or meeting points, or if you need special help or support, contact Ian McKenzie on 020 8943 0632  or consult the Park notice boards.


05 Jan   - Robin Hood Gate Car Park
02 Feb  - Roehampton Gate Car Park
02 Mar - Kingston Gate Car Park
06 Apr - Sheen Gate Car Park (+ Walk the Wall)
04 May - Broomfield Hill Car Park
01 Jun  - Pen Ponds Car Park
06 Jul   - Robin Hood Gate Car Park
03 Aug - Kingston Gate Car Park
07 Sep - Roehampton Gate car Park
05 Oct - Sheen Gate Car Park (Deer + Walk the Wall)
02 Nov - Pembroke Lodge Car Park (Fungi)
07 Dec - Pen Ponds Car Park
26 Dec - Pembroke Lodge Car Park



Talks start at Pembroke Lodge at 10.15am, unless otherwise stated. They are usually followed by a walk, unless marked 'Talk only'. They are for Friends' members and do not need to be booked - just turn up. Talks are approximately 45-60 minutes and walks are around 90 minutes. Coffee/tea provided.


12 Jan  -  Stories of Richmond Park (Ron Crompton)
16 Feb  -  Swans (Gemma Nelson). Talk & Walk.
16 Mar -  Richmond Park During the Wars (Diana Loch). Talk only.
Apr         -  No Talk.
11 May - Richmond Park Flora (Mary Clare Sheanan). Talk & Walk.
15 Jun   - Pembroke Gardens (Jo Scrivener). Talk & Walk.
06 Jul    -  Butterflies (Nigel Jackman)* Talk & Walk.
Aug        -  No Talk

* Butterfly enthusiast Nigel Jackman will give an illustrated talk on butterflies, the species that can be found locally and, particularly, the butterflies of Richmond Park. This will be followed by a walk to look for seasonal species on the wing in Pembroke Lodge gardens and the Park.

photo by Will Coleman
Photo by Jamie Gould