The nearest bus routes to the Isabella Plantation are the No 85 and K3 (Warren Road Stop) buses which stop near Ladderstile Gate a pedestrian access on the south east side of the park . A way marked trail leads pedestrians from Ladderstile Gate to Isabella Plantation’s Broomfield Hill Gate after a 15 minute walk.
Originally located in a boggy part of Richmond Park, it was labelled on a 1771 map as Isabell Slade. Slade, or sleyt, meant a bog or open space between woods and or banks, and isabel meant dirty or greyish brown, referring to the colour of the soil there.
Bluebell woods in Richmond Park’s Isabella Plantation – dogs are allowed here, but must be on a lead. They are, however, allowed to run free in other areas of the park.
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 .
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Parking is free of charge.
Hyde Park (and Kensington Gardens) is much more central, has a palace and plenty of space to walk around, play football, have a picnic, or ride a horse. Also Richmond Park is much, much larger.
Since 1963 it has been the residence of Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy. The residence was originally built as two houses in 1673 for two Richmond Park Keepers, as Aldridge Lodge.
approximately 2 – 2.5 hours
Dogs are welcome in all the Royal Parks although there are some places where they are not allowed or should be kept on a lead. In Bushy Park and Richmond Park you should keep your dogs away from the deer. The Royal Parks are for everyone to enjoy.
In summary for dog owners walking in Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park this now means: certain areas are off limits for dogs : the Round Pond, the Long Water, the Peter Pan statue (KG) the Memorial fountain, the Lido, the Serpentine, the Bowling Green and Tennis centre (HP) as well as all cafes and playgrounds.
Pleasant walk through the park , dogs are allowed off lead in a large area of the Park though are required to be on lead near the water and in marked areas. There is the Hub Cafe and Smokehouse where you can get a bite to eat or drink. You can also walk off lead in Primrose Hill which you can walk to from Regents park .
We have no objection to alcoholic drinks , but they must be available free of charge (i.e. not for sale), and for consumption by your guests only. And of course, alcohol must only be made available to persons over the age of 18.
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.
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. During these months, pedestrian gates open at 7:30 am and close at 8:00 pm.