GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Richmond Park Walks and Cycling

7 miles (11 km)

Enjoy miles of super cycling and walking trails in this large deer park in London. Richmond Park is the largest of London's Royal Parks at 955hectaresor 2,360acres. For cyclists National Cycle Network Route 4 and the circular Tamsin Trail run through the park on roads and well surfaced off road tracks.

The Tamsin Trail

- The route below shows this cycling and walking trail which runs around the perimeter of the park on lovely resurfacedpaths. It's a very popular route as it provides a great, largely traffic free ride in London. On it you'll pass woodland and pondswith a section along the pretty Beverley Brook. Cycles are available for hire near Roehampton Gate and, at peak times, near Pembroke Lodge in the north west corner of the park.
If you're on foot you could head to the beautiful Isabella Plantation. Here you'll find a 40 acre woodland garden with evergreen azaleas, ponds, Rhododendrons and Camellias. There's also the delightful Pen Ponds. The ponds are divided by a causeway which you can walk along and look out for a variety of birdlife.
If you'd like to continue your walk you could pick up the Capital Ring which runs through the park. One good option is to follow the trail to the nearby Wimbledon Common. Or you could head to Ham House at the western side of the park.

Postcode

TW10 5HX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Richmond Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Richmond Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

This route starts/finishes from Pembroke Lodge on the north western side of the park where you'll find the Petersham Park Car Park. If you have time the Grade II listed lodge is well worth exploring. The photogenic Georgian Mansion includes 11 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens. It's situated in the highest spot in the park andincludes theKing Henry's Moundviewpoint where there is a protected view ofSt Paul's Cathedralin theCity. The has an interesting history, having been the residence of the British prime ministerLord John Russelland the childhood home of his grandson, the philosopherBertrand Russell. The site also includes a lovely cafe where you can enjoy a delicious cream tea after your exercise. You can find the mansion at a postcode of TW10 5HX for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The woodland and parkland trails are ideal for dog walking so you're bound to see other owners on your visit. You are asked to please keep them on leads near the deer, in the Isabella Plantation and around Pen Ponds. Dogs are not permitted at Pembroke Lodge and Gardens.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

At the north western end of the park you could exit to visit the attractive town of Richmond. Here you could pick up the Thames Path National Trail and enjoy a lovely cycle or walk along the riverside trail. If you were to follow it north you could visit Syon Park and the wonderful botanical gardens at Kew Gardens.
For more walking ideas in the area see the London Walks page.

Photos

Cyclist in Richmond Park - geograph.org.uk - 909993

Cyclist in Richmond Park. There is a gravel path around Richmond Park, just outside the roads, available to cyclists but with a 10 mph speed limit. Faster cyclists can use the roads.

Richmond Park - geograph.org.uk - 676200

Richmond Park covers almost 1,000 hectares and is designated as a National Nature Reserve (NNR), a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). Here a dead tree has been left in situ to provide a particular environment for certain species of mammals, birds and insects.

Deer in Richmond Park - geograph.org.uk - 507397

Deer in Richmond Park. Fallow and Red Deer live in the grass and woodland of Richmond Park.

Richmond Park - geograph.org.uk - 676695

This was taken looking along the north eastern boundary of the park towards Adam's Pond and East Sheen Gate. Richmond Park covers almost 1,000 hectares and is designated as a National Nature Reserve (NNR), a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

Pembroke Lodge car park, Richmond Park - geograph.org.uk - 909982

Pembroke Lodge car park. Cars of walkers, cyclists, visitors to the cafe and restaurant, and guests at a wedding in Pembroke Lodge.

Cafe in Richmond Park - geograph.org.uk - 692263

Cafe in the park. The wooden building in this photo is the cafe near the Roehampton Gate.

Pen Ponds, Richmond Park - geograph.org.uk - 17621

Pen Ponds. Popular area to feed the duck and gulls. This is the southern of two large ponds

The White Lodge, Richmond Park - geograph.org.uk - 17626

The White Lodge. This was built in 1729 for George II, it now houses the Royal Ballet School and was the childhood home of Bertrand Russell.

GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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