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Hillingdon Group

We are the Hillingdon Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking
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Overview

A linear walk taking us from the elegant riverside of Richmond, through the wide-open spaces of The Park, before returning to the riverside at Mortlake and then onwards by way of the manicured formal gardens of Chiswick Park. We will finish our walk at Turnham Green on the site of the Civil War battle where in 1642 the Parliamentarian forces barred The King's march on London. Mercifully the conflict was limited to skirmishing and at the end of the day King Charles withdrew his forces so the total loss of life was probably fewer than 50. Charles never succeeded in taking London, indeed this was the closest he came to doing-so.

If you are not a member of the Hillingdon group, please text the leader in advance with your full name, and, if you wish, the telephone number of someone who can be contacted in the event of an emergency.

Wednesday, 6 March 2024
Start time:
10:30 am
Estimated finish time:
4:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
17.7km / 11.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
linear

We will picnic at Roehampton Gate where there is a cafe, picnic tables and toilets before leaving the Park. 

 

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • No car needed
  • No Stiles

Starting point

Grid reference:
TQ 18101 75175
Nearest postcode:
TW9 2ND
what3words:
inch.bring.legend
Start time:
10:30 am

Meet outside Richmond underground station.

Finishing point

Grid reference:
TQ 21282 78798
Nearest postcode:
W4 1LR
what3words:
tower.slips.penny
Estimated finish time:
4:30 pm

Turnham Green underground station

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking