Richmond-upon-ThamesChiswick

Ricchi two
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Distance

8km/5mi

Ascent

41m

Descent

40m

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Description

Richmond to Chiswick via Chiswick Bridge, stair free and avoiding main roads as far as possible. The route passes by North Sheen station (not wheelchair accessible) and close to Chiswick Station, so gives good connectivity.
This route is intended as a more accessible and all-day alternative to, rather than a replacement for, Ricchi One.
All parts of this route are well lit and open 24/7. The lovely passage through Chiswick House gardens has been dropped, BUT the route passes by an entrance to the gardens, so it's an easy detour when they are open, which I would recommend.
I've tried to draw the route accurately to indicate where to cross roads, and which side of the road to walk or wheel down to get best accessibility

Richmond to Chiswick via Chiswick Bridge, stair free and avoiding main roads as far as possible. The route passes by North Sheen station (not wheelchair accessible) and close to Chiswick Station, so gives good connectivity.
This route is intended as a more accessible and all-day alternative to, rather than a replacement for, Ricchi One.
All parts of this route are well lit and open 24/7. The lovely passage through Chiswick House gardens has been dropped, BUT the route passes by an entrance to the gardens, so it's an easy detour when they are open, which I would recommend.
I've tried to draw the route accurately to indicate where to cross roads, and which side of the road to walk or wheel down to get best accessibility

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Richmond-upon-Thames
Grid RefTQ1805975193
Lat / Lon 51.46341° / -0.30190°
Easting / Northing518,059E / 175,193N
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Chiswick
Grid RefTQ2119578766
Lat / Lon 51.49486° / -0.25555°
Easting / Northing521,195E / 178,766N
What3Wordsmarked.spit.crisp

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Review


Jane Taylor

24 Jul 2021

This is a route I made as an 'open all hours' fully lit route, which is safe to walk/wheel all day/night.
It's a response to Ricchi One, which is an excellent route but passes through various parks which close at dusk, and also has several flights of stairs. So it's a similar route but with more thought given to accessibility.
Leaving Richmond by the Sheen Road, it uses back streets where possible to avoid the main road. Cross the railway at North Sheen station (level crossing) and head past the old Mortlake Brewery towards Chiswick Bridge. The old brewery complex is currently subject to a controversial planning application, eventually this area will be redeveloped.
Chiswick Bridge has a wide pavement, and it's a pretty good river crossing for pedestrians, great views of the Thames - this is the best place to watch the Boat Race finish. On the Chiswick side of the bridge the pavement narrows: it's only a short section, c 100m, but it's shared with cyclists, and they can go pretty fast as they come downhill off the bridge. Some 'ting' their bells when coming from behind, but not all, which I found a bit nerve wracking. This was the only part of the route where I didn't feel totally safe, extra awareness and caution is needed.
The route then heads away from the busy main road. It crosses the railway on a road bridge, rather than using the stairs at Chiswick Station (the Ricchi One option). There's a small arcade of shops for anyone needing refreshment top ups.
Although the route doesn't go through Chiswick House gardens, it passes an entrance, and I highly recommend detouring to visit the gardens and cafe when open.
The end of the route at Turnham Green station is very pleasant, good transport links and cafes.


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