Richmond-upon-ThamesKingston

Rickin one
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Distance

9km/5mi

Ascent

51 m

Descent

51 m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Richmond-upon-Thames and Kingston.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Richmond-upon-Thames and Kingston.

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 3

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3)

There are currently no problems reported with this route.

Downloads - 6

Surveys

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Description Note
Grade 2: Mostly smooth and compacted surfaces, but there may be some loose gravel, muddy patches or cobbles.
Access grade X: At least one stile, flight of steps or other obstacle that is highly likely to block access for wheelchair and scooter users.
Grading is based on average scores by surveyors. This slow way has 1 surveys.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Not present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Not present at time of survey Vegan restaurant (1)
Not present at time of survey Accommodation (1)
Not present at time of survey Accommodation < £50 (1)
Not present at time of survey Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Maybe present Free wifi (1)
Maybe present Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Maybe present Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Present at time of survey Picnic table (1)
Maybe present Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (1)
Not present at time of survey Wading (1)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (1)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (1)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Not present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
Maybe present Very muddy (1)
Maybe present Very icy (1)
Not present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
Not present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
Not present at time of survey Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Not present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Not present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (1)
Present at time of survey Cycle barriers (1)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Maybe present Fords (1)
Not present at time of survey Narrow bridges (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
Present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (1)
Present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Horses possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
Not present at time of survey Potential falls (1)
Present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remove area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Not present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Not present at time of survey Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

The narrowest part of the path is 81.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient East: no data

The steepest uphill gradient West: no data

The steepest camber: no data

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Unclear in places (1)

Successfully completed

We asked route surveyors "Have you successfully completed this route with any of the following? If so, would you recommend it to someone with the same requirements?". Here is how they replied.

Maybe present Small Pug-sized dog (1)
Maybe present Small Labrador-sized dog (1)
Maybe present Large St. Bernard-sized dog (1)
Maybe present Standard pram (1)
Maybe present Off-road rugged pram (1)
Maybe present Standard wheelchair (1)
Maybe present Off-road rugged wheelchair (1)
Maybe present Standard mobility scooter (1)
Maybe present Off-road rugged mobility scooter (1)

Recommended by an expert

We asked route surveyors "Are you a trained access professional, officer or expert? If so, is this route suitable for someone travelling with any of the following?" Here is how they replied.

Maybe present Small Pug-sized dog (1)
Maybe present Small Labrador-sized dog (1)
Maybe present Large St. Bernard-sized dog (1)
Maybe present Standard pram (1)
Maybe present Off-road rugged pram (1)
Maybe present Standard wheelchair (1)
Maybe present Off-road rugged wheelchair (1)
Maybe present Standard mobility scooter (1)
Maybe present Off-road rugged mobility scooter (1)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

15.0% of the route is on roads (1)

There is no data on how much of this route is lit at night

95.0% of the route is paved (1)

5.0% of the route is muddy (1)

10.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

There is no data on long grass

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1 surveys

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2X May 2021 by Peanutharvester
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Start and end points

Richmond-upon-Thames
Grid Ref TQ1805975193
Lat / Lon 51.46341° / -0.30190°
Easting / Northing 518,059E / 175,193N
What3Words unless.frozen.mugs
Kingston
Grid Ref TQ1824269533
Lat / Lon 51.41250° / -0.30115°
Easting / Northing 518,242E / 169,533N
What3Words credit.slows.sleep

Rickin One's land is

Green urban 51.5%
Urban 48.5%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Michael Stone

25 Sep 2021

I often walk this section of the river between Richmond and Kingston and this maps it fine. Trains back to Richmond from Kingston run every half an hour.


Byrney

19 Aug 2021

You want a long riverside stroll between Richmond and Kingston, then this'll do just fine. This variation will take you across Richmond Green which is a pretty detour that can be worth the effort (there is a variation that takes you down the High Street, which gives you more food / drink options if thats yoru cup of, well, tea). If you need a break on-route then there is Ham House and gardens (National Trust) just off the River in Ham. Between Ham House and Kingston there really isn't much until you get to Kingston although you will pass a YMCA which has a cafe a bit south of the Teddington Locks. Near Kingston there is a great pub in Canbury Gardens. Plenty of benches on the route.


Jane Taylor

13 Aug 2021

This route and Rickin Three (more or less the same route) between Richmond and Kingston is rather long-winded, and unless you really want to walk the whole way along the river I would recommend Rickin Four which cuts the river loop off.

That said I think there is room for a Slow Way along the river, and there are some highlights taking this route that you miss if you go the more direct way - Ham House and Teddington Lock among them.

Between this route and Rickin Three I prefer this one because it crosses Richmond Green and has less traffic.

I found the route accurate enough to follow without mishap, although I felt it could have been a bit sharper at Buccleuch Gardens (Richmond) and Canbury Gardens (Kingston). The riverside path is unlit much of the way and will flood at high tide quite often.

I've awarded 3 stars for because of the indirectness.


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