Richmond Health Walks

About Us

Keen walkers can now keep fit and healthy whilst enjoying the surroundings that Richmond upon Thames has to offer through a series of coordinated volunteer-led health walks.

The Richmond Health Walks are one of a range of free healthy lifestyles services on offer for local residents as part the Richmond Lifestyles Service, which is run by Mytime Active and commissioned by the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

The walks are free for all to join. There is no need to pre-register, just turn up at the starting point fifteen minutes before the start time and introduce yourself to the walk leader. No special equipment needed - just wear sturdy, comforable footwear.

Unfortunately no dogs allowed except hearing assistance dogs and guide dogs.

Please note there will not be a walk on Sunday 31 July due to road closures for the Ride London event.

Please note there are road closures for people wanting to attend the Ham walk along Petersham Road during the whole of August the main road will be shut from Richmond to Ham.

 

NB - No walks take place on Bank Holidays or between 23 - 31 December

 

 

Our Walks

Bushy Park Longer Monday Walk
Bushy Park Longer Monday Walk
1:00
Crane Park Longer Monday Walk
Crane Park Longer Monday Walk
1:00
Friday Bushy Park Walk
Friday Bushy Park Walk
1:00
Ham Walk
Ham Walk
1:00
Hampton Court Longer Monday Walk
Hampton Court Longer Monday Walk
1:00
Mortlake
Mortlake
1:00
Richmond Park
Richmond Park
1:00
Richmond Riverside Longer Monday Walk
Richmond Riverside Longer Monday Walk
1:00
Richmond Short Walk
Richmond Short Walk
0:30
Sunday Bushy Park Walk
Sunday Bushy Park Walk
1:00
Twickenham Walk
Twickenham Walk
0:30

Health Walks timetable

Regular walks

Sunday

Location: Bushy Park

Frequency: Weekly

Time: 10.15

Meeting point: Pheasantry Car Pak TW11 0EW

Route: A 45 to 55 minute walk alongside the lakes in the park, Home Park or Hampton Court. Mostly flat on earth paths.

Grade: 1 and 2 (Beginner to intermediate)

Getting there: Bus route 111 (Hampton Court Road stop). Free parking available in car park.

Monday

Location: Richmond Station

Frequency: Weekly

Time: 11.00

Meeting point: Concourse in front of Richmond railway station, The Quad, TW9 1EZ

Route: A 30 minute walk.  This is a short and easy health walk around the green spaces local to Richmond Train Station

Grade: 1 (Beginner)

Getting there: All bus and train routes into central Richmond

(For details of a series of once a month longer Monday walks please see bottom of the page)

Tuesday

Location: Richmond Park

Frequency: Weekly

Time: 10.30

Meeting point: Cambrian Centre car park, Grove Road, Richmond Hill, TW10 6SN.

Route: A 45 to 60 minute walk in Richmond Park. A number of routes are available from this start point with a mix of solid and earth paths with some steeper inclines.

Grade: 3 (advanced)

Getting there: Bus route 371. Limited parking is available at the centre or on Queens Road.

Wednesday

Location: Ham

Frequency: Weekly

Time: 10.30

Meeting point: In front of Tesco Express, 185 Ashburnham Road, Ham, TW10 7NR

Route: A 40 to 60 minute walk crossing the Ham lands towards the river, with a choice of walking up or downstream before returning to the starting point. This is a flat walk with a mix of paved, gravel, earth and grass surfaces.

Grade: 1 and 2 (Beginner to intermediate)

Getting there: Bus route 371 (Mariner Gardens stop). Free parking is available on the road.

Thursday

Location: Mortlake

Frequency: Weekly

Time: 10.30

Meeting point: In front of Ship Inn, Ship Lane, Mortlake, SW14 7QR

Route: A 50 to 60 minute walk along the riverside. Flat and solid walking surfaces.

Grade: 2 (intermediate)

Getting there: Bus routes 419 and 485. Short walk from Mortlake train station. Free parking is available on the road.

Friday

Location: Bushy Park

Frequency: Weekly

Time: 10.30

Meeting point: Laurel Road park entrance, (off Hampton Road), TW12 1JH

Route: A 55 to 70 minute walk with 4 walk leaders which includes the option of a slower and faster walking group. A number of flat routes throughout the park are available. A mix of solid and earth paths.

Grade: 2 (intermediate)

Getting there: Bus routes R68 and 285 (Oxford Road stop) and R70 (High Street, Duke of Clarence stop with short walk through Park). Parking available on Laurel Road.

Longer Monday walks

First Monday of every month except on public holidays

4 July, August 1, September 5 2016

Location: Richmond Riverside

Frequency: Monthly

Time: 10.30am

Meeting point: Outside the White Cross Hotel near Richmond Bridge at the bottom of Water Lane

Route: A  1-1.5 hour linear walk along Richmond Riverside either ending at Kew or alternatively in Kingston. We suggest you travel to the starting point by public transport as the walk finishes at a different location.

Grade: 3 (Advanced)

Getting there: All bus and train routes into central Richmond.

Second Monday of the month

 11 July, August 8, September 12 2016

Location: Ham and Richmond Park

Frequency: Monthly

Time: 10.30am

Meeting point: In front of Tesco Express, 185 Ashburnham Road, Ham, TW10 7NR. Finishes at the Dysart Arms (Petersham Road TW10 7AA)

Route: A  1.5 hour linear walk around Ham and Richmond Park including a coffee stop.

Grade: 3 (Advanced)

Getting there: Bus route 371 (Mariner Gardens stop). Free parking is available on the road.

Third Monday of the month

 18 July, August 15, September 19 2016

Location: Bushy Park to Hampton Court

Frequency: Monthly

Time: 10.30am

Meeting point: Laurel Road park entrance, (off Hampton Road), TW121JH. Finishes at the Tiltyard Cafe, Hampton Court                                           

Route: A 1-1.5 hour linear walk thorugh Bushy Park to Hampton Court.

Grade: 3 (Advanced)

Getting there: Bus routes R68 and 285 (Oxford Road stop) and R70 (Cross Street stop). Free parking available on Laurel Road.

 

 18 July, August 15, September 19 2016

Location: Hampton Court back to Bushy Park

Frequency: Monthly

Time: 12:15pm

Meeting point: Tiltyard Cafe Hampton Court. Finishes at Laurel Road Gate, Bushy Park, TW12 1JH.

Route: A 1-1.5 hour linear walk from Hampton Court to Bushy Park

Grade: 3 (Advanced)

Getting there: Bus routes 110, 490, H22,267,281, R70.

Fourth Monday of every month except on public holidays

 25 July, August 22, September 26 2016 

Location: Crane Park

Frequency: Monthly

Time: 10.30am

Meeting point: Twickenham Green, corner of Staines Road and First Cross Road

Route: A 90 minute walk along the Crane River and nature reserve Island. A mixture of pavements and earth paths.

Grade: 3 (Advanced)

Getting there: Bus routes 110, 490, H22, 267, 281, R70. Parking available in some nearby roads (Mereway and Gravel Road)

July 2016

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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Friday Bushy Park Walk
10:30
 
 
Sunday Bushy Park Walk
10:15
 
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Richmond Riverside Longer Monday Walk
10:30
 
Richmond Park
10:30
 
Ham Walk
10:30
 
 
Friday Bushy Park Walk
17:00
 
 
Sunday Bushy Park Walk
10:15
 
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Richmond Park
10:30
 
Ham Walk
10:30
 
 
 
 
Sunday Bushy Park Walk
10:15
 
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Bushy Park Longer Monday Walk
10:30
 
Richmond Park
10:30
 
 
 
Friday Bushy Park Walk
10:30
 
 
 
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Contacts

Pam McMillen
Health Walks Co-ordinator
07471 038116
pam.mcmillen@mytimeactive.co.uk
  

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