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.

Walks are not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs - due to the variety of surfaces and terrain.

NB - Walks do NOT take place on Bank Holidays or between 23 - 31 December inclusive.

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 and finish point: Pheasantry Car Pak TW11 0EW
Route: A 50 to 60 minute walk alongside the lakes in the park, Home Park or Hampton Court. Mostly flat on earth paths.
Grade: 2 ( intermediate)
Getting there: Bus route 111 (Hampton Court Road stop). Free parking available in car park.
Toilets: Available at start and end of route

Monday

Location: Richmond Station
Frequency: Weekly
Time: 11.00
Meeting point: Concourse in front of Richmond railway station, The Quad, TW9 1EZ
Finish point: This may be at the station or by the River, check with leader at start
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
Toilets: Available at start and end of route, pay ones at station
(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 and finish point: Cambrian Centre car park, Grove Road, Richmond Hill, TW10 6SN.
Route: A  60 - 70 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) NB - this route is NOT suitable for beginners or those with limiting health conditions
Getting there
: Bus route 371. Limited parking is available at the centre or on Queens Road.
Toilets: Available at start and finish point

Wednesday

Location: Ham
Frequency: Weekly
Time: 10.30
Meeting and finish 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) - 2 different paced walks take place
Getting there: Bus route 371 (Mariner Gardens stop). Free parking is available on the road.
Toilets: Available at end of walk at Church

Thursday

Location: Mortlake
Frequency: Weekly
Time: 10.30
Meeting and end 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.
Toilets: Available at start and end of route

Friday

Location: Bushy Park
Frequency: Weekly
Time: 10.30
Meeting point: Laurel Road park entrance, (off Hampton Road), TW12 1JH
Finish point: Hampton Hill Gate, 5 - 10 minutes walk from Laurel Road entrance
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) - 2 different paced walks take place
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.
Toilets: Available at end of walk on Hampton Hill High Street

Longer Monday walks

First Monday of every month except on public holidays

 January 2, February 6, March 6 2017

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) - Not for beginners
Getting there: All bus and train routes into central Richmond.
Toilets: Available at start and end of walk

Second Monday of the month

January 9, February 13, March 13 2017

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) - Not for beginners
Getting there: Bus route 371 (Mariner Gardens stop). Free parking is available on the road.
Toilets: Available at end of walk and at coffee stop

Third Monday of the month

January 16, February 20, March 20 2017

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) - Not suitable for beginners
Getting there: Bus routes R68 and 285 (Oxford Road stop) and R70 (Cross Street stop). Free parking available on Laurel Road.
Toilets: Available at end of walk

NB - The return walk below takes place from June to September only.

Location: Hampton Court back to Bushy Park
Frequency:  June to September only
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

 January 23, February 27, March 27 2017

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) - Not suitable for beginners.
Getting there: Bus routes 110, 490, H22, 267, 281, R70. Parking available in some nearby roads (Mereway and Gravel Road)
Toilets: Available at start of walk

February 2017

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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31
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2
3
4
5
 
 
Ham Walk
10:30
 
Mortlake
10:30
 
Friday Bushy Park Walk
10:30
 
 
Sunday Bushy Park Walk
10:15
 
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7
8
9
10
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12
Richmond Riverside Longer Monday Walk
10:30
 
Richmond Short Walk
11:00
 
Richmond Park
10:30
 
Ham Walk
10:30
 
Mortlake
10:30
 
Friday Bushy Park Walk
10:30
 
 
Sunday Bushy Park Walk
10:15
 
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16
17
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19
Richmond Short Walk
11:00
 
Richmond Park
10:30
 
Ham Walk
10:30
 
Mortlake
10:30
 
Friday Bushy Park Walk
10:30
 
 
Sunday Bushy Park Walk
10:15
 
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21
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24
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26
Bushy Park Longer Monday Walk
10:30
 
Richmond Short Walk
11:00
 
Richmond Park
10:30
 
Ham 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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