approximately 2 – 2.5 hours
If catching the tube (District line) or train (National Rail) your destination is Richmond Station. From the station, go directly out the front and catch the number 371 or 65 bus to the pedestrian gate at Petersham.
Richmond Park is open to vehicles from 7:00 am in the summer and 7:30 am in the winter. Vehicle gates close at dusk all year round. Pedestrian gates are open 24 hours except during the deer cull in November and February.
Richmond Park is a fabulous park that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. Overshadowed by its central cousins, Hyde Park and Regents Park , the park in Richmond nonetheless offers visitors an enjoyable nature experience. Nevertheless, this expansive park is still worth the trip .
Grass snakes are present in the park and, although a population estimate has not been conducted, juveniles are seen regularly and they therefore breed well. Like all reptiles they are ‘cold blooded’ which means they cannot regulate their own body temperature.
Walk Overview Explore London’s beautiful Richmond Park on this 7-mile circular walk through grasslands, woodland, heaths and the park’s iconic herds of red deer. Richmond Park is the largest of London’s Royal Parks and the capital’s largest Site of Special Scientific Interest.
There are seven well-known wonders of the world, but the folk of Richmond know there is an eighth – the natural wonder that is Richmond Park . Did you know that the pedestrian gates to this stunning space never close? That’s right, the gates are open all night to walkers and cyclists.
Pools on the Park Richmond Since 1966, Pools on the Park has provided countless people with one of the most holistic leisure facilities in the area. Located just a minutes’ walk from Richmond train station, Pools on the Park lido, is a great spot to watch life go by and enjoy a cooling swim on a hot summer’s day.
Parking is free of charge.
Vans and lorries continue to use Richmond Park as a through road, despite a ban that has been in force since at least 1997. When this reporter visited the park on Thursday, August 20, several trade vehicles were driving along Sawyer’s Hill.
Explanation: when you ‘re in Richmond , take time to stop and see the park .
A large volume of cyclists , observations of cyclists speeding or without helmets, fears of transmission through exhalation of air and excess burden on the NHS were amongst the key reasons that the Royal Parks made the decision to ban cyclists from Richmond Park , an FOI request reveals.
While Richmond Park is best known for its undulating grasslands, ponds, and of course all those deer, head to the Isabella Plantation in the middle of the park , well you ‘ll find riotously colourful flower gardens, burbling streams, hidden paths and picnic -friendly lawns.
The deer in Richmond Park and Bushy Park are wild animals and can be unpredictable. Our parks are nature reserves and the herds of wild deer roam freely. For your safety, please keep at least 50 metres away from the deer at all times and don’t touch, feed or attempt to photograph the deer at close range.