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Walk in the park. Richmond/Wimbledon/Hampstead/somewhere else?

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CalmanOnSpeeddial Tue 17-Oct-17 16:07:55

The inlaws are down at the weekend and I fancy a trip somewhere green for a walk and a pub/cafe/bistro lunch.

What would be a good walk with a couple of moderately fit septuagenarians (probably about a mile, or maybe 3/4 mile, pub then 3/4 mile). Not too steep a climb (maybe not Ally Pally or Hampstead). Ideally starting from public transport, but we could do South London by car if necessary. I do quite fancy seeing deer but Richmond Park is so huge that I don’t know where to start. Top tips for lunch highly appreciated.

We’ve already done Crystal Palace, Hyde/Green/St James/Regents Park Greenwich, Kew and Queen Elizabeth Park. Also Morden Hall Park which (public service announcement) I highly recommend as a hidden gem - five minutes walk from Morden Tube with a big Sainsbury’s just by the entrance to flog you a picnic.

Thanks in advance

LaurieFairyCake Tue 17-Oct-17 16:19:51

You can come at Hampstead from the side where the station is so you’re already half way up the hill. Burgh house museum and the lovely cafe in the cellar beforehand. Then meander through the streets (not even 10 minutes walk) to Hampstead Heath. Walk up the hill (gradual incline) to Kenwood House, mooch around there (free) and look at the lovely rooms. Then a cuppa in the cafe courtyard before walking back to the station.

You can do as much or as little of the Heath as you want - the grounds around the house are fine, the little Dairy building has a nice shop, the House has lovely rooms.

Shoxfordian Thu 19-Oct-17 14:22:45

If you get the train to teddington then you're near to Bushy Park which is very pretty and there are deer too!

Weather isn't looking great this weekend though...

Lico Thu 19-Oct-17 22:51:19

Isabella Plantation? Richmond Park.
Not in bloom but beautiful nonetheless. Kew Gardens is great..
Walk alongside the river Thames are invigorating .

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