London, UK

Richmond Park & Wimbeldon Common

Source: Richmondparkphotos.com

The largest of London’s eight Royal Parks, Richmond Park is 8 miles west of London and accessible by train. It has a more rural feel, with landscaped hills & gardens, woods, grasslands, and a great view of the Thames. Our route is on the outer clay-surfaced perimeter paths, ~7 miles, but there are lots of options for interior paths. A great add-on option is Bushy Park, 1.8 miles to the west. Wimbeldon Common is just to the east, with its famous “All England Lawn and Tennis Tennis & Croquet Club”. The Common is one of South West London’s largest green spaces, with 1,100 acres to explore (for a simple 5km route start and finish at the old windmill). Richmond Park is also a good option closer to Heathrow Airport, which is about 20 minutes away by car.

Add-Ons:

  • Bushy Park, 1.8 miles to the west.
  • Wimbeldon Common is just to the east, with its famous “All England Lawn and Tennis Tennis & Croquet Club”. The Common is one of South West London’s largest green spaces, with 1,100 acres to explore (for a simple 5km route start and finish at the old windmill).
Essentials
  • 7 mile perimeter path, & additional trail options
  • Vale Crescent Robin Hood Stop rail stop
  • Rail: Vale Crescent Robin Hood