National Fitness Day on 25th September is the perfect way to remind everyone about the importance of leading a healthier way of life.
You’ll be able to choose among lots of different physical activities across the UK, whether you’re a keen yogi or runner, there are lots of options for everyone. Here at Richmond Hill Hotel we’re so lucky to have our amazing park just steps away,-a great location for any physical activity.
Staying on weekend? We’d thoroughly recommended Park run, a 5km loop around the park which happens every Saturday at 9am. It’s free so all you need to do it turn up with your jogging shoes! From the many sports you can do around here, there is one that can be done by everyone, walking! No excuse here, walking is an easy way to do some exercise while enjoying the beauty of nature, and there is plenty of this in Richmond!
Here are some of the most beautiful walking routes in Richmond, so you can celebrate this National Fitness Day (or everyday of the year…).
Tamsin Trail | Best for a seeing of the best of Richmond Park
This route will allow you to see every corner of Richmond Park. It includes climbs and some inclines along the path, but nothing too heavy. You will walk around 7.35 miles, it normally takes around 3 hours to complete, but it might take you more if you decide to stop and admire the views in great spots such as King Henry’s Mound or Sawyer’s Hill, which would make you to do a short detour, but totally worth it!
From Richmond Hill Hotel to Petersham terrace | Best for a lovely view over the Thames
Start the route from Richmond Hill Hotel, head down Richmond Hill and turn left, go along the river Thames, you will walk across Petersham Meadows and up to Petersham terrace. This route if you go and back is 3 miles long.
Beverley Brook walk | Best for a quick stroll
This path starts in Putney and ends in Wimbledon. It is a 1.5 mile long so it will take you less than an hour to complete. A beautiful whistle stop tour of Richmond Park you’ll , walk along the Beverly Brook river where you will be able a real show of nature, with willow trees and kingfishers included.
From Richmond Station to Ham House | Best for seeing historical sites
Start the route from Richmond Station you need to turn left and go towards Richmond Hill. When you arrive at the beginning instead of heading up, turn right and go along the river Thames, you will walk across Petersham Meadows and up to Petersham terrace. From there you need to keep going towards Ham House through Ham Avenues. At the end of it you will see the beautiful Ham house and its Garden, if you have time, visit the house as it is totally worth it. If you want to keep on walking follow the Thames path back to Richmond station.This route is 2.9 miles long, it will take you around two hours to complete.
For more info about walking routes in Richmond visit http://www.richmondparklondon.co.uk/walks/ and https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/
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