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    Are there Reindeer in Richmond Park?

    Saturday 23rd December


    Distance 8.5 miles, Circular Grade Leisurely Start Time 11:00 Host Holly Start Time TW9 1EZ

    Meeting point: Richmond Station

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Details

Starting in the heart of Richmond town centre, we walk down the high street to the towpath on the River Thames, following the river around to Petersham where we leave the towpath up into Richmond Park. Stopping at the top for a packed lunch. 

Down from Pembroke Lodge heading south to the King Clump, around Isabella Plantation and onto Spankers Hill Wood. We cross straight though the middle of the park with view over to Saw Pit Plantation and Sidmouth Wood. We walk back into town stopping on route for a glass of mulled wine and mince pie in the pub.


Our walk gradings

  • E

    Easy

    Easy Walks are for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.

  • L

    Leisurely

    Leisurely Walks are for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths.

  • M

    Moderate

    Moderate Walks are for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are highly recommended.

  • S

    Strenuous

    Strenuous Walks are for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rought country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness are advised to contact the walk leader in advance.


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About our walks

Non-members are welcome to join us for 3 "trial" walks before deciding to join us. You don't need to book in advance - just turn up on the day.

All our walks are graded to give you an idea of what each one will be like. If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short, easy walk first. It's better to find a walk too easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.

Please remember

  • Bring appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather conditions.
  • Bring something to drink, even if the walk has a pub stop. On most full day walks you'll need to bring a picnic lunch. The walk details will show this.
  • If you wish to bring your dog on a walk, you must ask the walk leader in advance as some walks are not suitable for dogs.
  • Please arrive early so that the walk can start on time. We'll wait up to 10 minutes if you let us know you've been delayed en-route.

All our walks are led by SYW members. Please follow their instructions, don't walk ahead of them, and let them know if you decide to leave the walk before the end.

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