Richmond-upon-ThamesKingston

Rickin four
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Distance

8km/5mi

Ascent

64 m

Descent

66 m

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Description

The route follows the riverside at Kingston and Richmond, and passes through leafy Ham. It's much more direct than following the river all the way. Refreshment opportunities at Petersham, and along the river at both ends.

Route is based on Rickin Two with improvements - the A305 at Petersham now has a safe crossing point, the route line is more accurately drawn, and there's a slightly different quieter approach to Richmond station.

The riverside footpath at Richmond can flood at high tide, the detour is via the A307 Petersham Road between Richmond town centre and Petersham meadows. There are plenty of escape hatches from the riverside up to the A307 if you suddenly find you are paddling

The route follows the riverside at Kingston and Richmond, and passes through leafy Ham. It's much more direct than following the river all the way. Refreshment opportunities at Petersham, and along the river at both ends.

Route is based on Rickin Two with improvements - the A305 at Petersham now has a safe crossing point, the route line is more accurately drawn, and there's a slightly different quieter approach to Richmond station.

The riverside footpath at Richmond can flood at high tide, the detour is via the A307 Petersham Road between Richmond town centre and Petersham meadows. There are plenty of escape hatches from the riverside up to the A307 if you suddenly find you are paddling

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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

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Review


Jane Taylor

31 Jul 2021

I made this route in response to Rickin Two, which is a very fine route but has some serious flaws which I wanted to correct. I think it's now a 5 star route.

I've walked it in both directions and it works really well both ways. At Richmond and Kingston the route runs by the river, at Ham it cuts across the wide loop of the river with a mix of quiet residential streets and green common land, making a reasonably direct and interesting route with very little main road. You may even get to pass by the herd of cows grazing at Petersham meadows, not bad for an urban walk.

There are toilets just inside Petersham Gate at Richmond Park: the route passes close to, though not directly by, the gates. Refreshments at Petersham and along the river at Richmond and Kingston.

A short detour would allow a stop off at Ham House for lovers of historic houses (National Trust). The house can be seen in the distance along the avenues between Petersham and Ham.


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