Best trails in Richmond upon Thames, London

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Looking for a great trail near Richmond upon Thames, London? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like National Trust's Denbies Hillside or Windsor Great Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 13 easy trails in Richmond upon Thames ranging from 2.4 to 12.7 miles and from 22 to 282 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Richmond upon Thames, London
Top trails (18)
#1 - Richmond Park Circular Walk
Richmond Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
A circular trail on the paths of Richmond Park. Richmond Park is a large bustling park where fallow deer, red deer and a whole host of wildlife share the area with joggers, cyclists and walkers. One of London's Royal Parks, the park dates back to the early 1600s and is popular with residents and visitors alike. Most of the walk follows tarmac paths put about a quarter of it follows grass paths which can get muddy in winter and after rain. There are only a few steady climbs and descents. The paths can be quite busy and you are likely to be sharing them with plenty of joggers and cyclists. Dogs are welcome in Richmond Park but remember there are free roaming deer so you need to keep them under close control. The deer can become aggressive towards dogs during the breeding season (Sep/Oct) and the birthing season (May to July). There is a park information centre, refreshment kiosk and public toilets alongside the car park at the start. Approximate time 2 hours. Show more
#2 - The Mute Swan and Bushy Park Walk
Bushy Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
A circular pub walk from the Mute Swan at Hampton Court. The Mute Swan is beautifully located for lunch with family, friends or work colleagues, or a relaxing drink and a bite of supper after a busy day's exploring. The walking route follows a loop through the adjacent Bushy Park, the second largest of London's Royal Parks. Enjoy the long tree-lined avenues, open parkland and the more formal water gardens plus meet the herds of fallow and red deer that roam freely within the park. The walk is almost entirely flat and there are no stiles or steps to negotiate, just one kissing gate (which can be avoided by using the adjacent vehicle gate) and a couple of gates into the water gardens. The paths are a mixture of tarmac and sand/stone surfaced path plus one section along a wide grass track. All the paths stay quite firm for most of the year. The park is open during daylight hours. The water gardens (which can be excluded from the walk if necessary) are closed on Mondays (except Bank Holiday weeks when they are open on Monday and closed on Tuesday). The park has free roaming red and fallow deer so take care with children and keep dogs under close control. The deer can become aggressive towards dogs in the rutting (Sep and Oct) and birthing (May to July) seasons, so the park authority recommend not taking dogs into the park at these times for your own safety. Allow 2 to 2.5 hours. Show more
#3 - Kew Gardens Walk
Richmond upon Thames, London, England
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
You will need tickets: Adult from £16.50 Child from £4.50 Concession from £14.50 Monday to Thursday: 10am-7pm (last entry 6pm) Friday to Sunday: 10am-8pm (last entry 7pm) Opening times change throughout the year.Show more
#4 - Ham House to Hampton Court Palace
Richmond upon Thames, London, England
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Length: 12.3 mi • Est. 4 h 56 m
#5 - The Anglers, Teddington Lock and Ham House Walk
Ham Lands
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
A circular pub walk from The Anglers in Teddington, Middlesex. The Anglers is a delightful, family friendly bar, serving up great fare from a peaceful riverside location, making it a blissful spot for a lingering meal or quick refreshment. The walking route crosses the Thames, before exploring the opposite bank with chance to see famous landmarks including Teddington Lock, Eel Pie Island and Ham House along the way. The route is almost entirely flat, with no gradients to speak of. There are no gates or stiles on route, but you will need to negotiate some generous staggered barriers (these are wide enough for pushchairs). There are two flights of steps, but these can be avoided by using the ramps alongside. All the paths are tarmac or stone, meaning they are nice and firm all year round. Dogs are welcome on all the paths, in fact this is a popular dog walking area. Allow 1.5 hours. Show more
#6 - The Thames Towpath: Richmond to Hampton Court
Richmond upon Thames, London, England
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Length: 12.7 mi • Est. 5 h 43 m
Lovely route along the Thames and across Kingston Bridge.Show more
#7 - Teddington and Richmond Park
Richmond Park
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 2 m
#8 - Capital Ring Walk: Richmond Bridge to Osterley Lock
Richmond upon Thames, London, England
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
This trail is the seventh segment of the entire Capital Ring Walk. To see the entire trail and more information, please view the Capital Ring Walk here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/england/london/capital-ring--2?u=i Show more
#9 - River Thames Towpath: St Paul's to Butler's Wharf
Richmond upon Thames, London, England
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Length: 13.7 mi • Est. 6 h 15 m
Perfect for a Sunday morning rambling, and plenty of interesting places to finish off with a nice meal.Show more
#10 - Richmond and Twickenham Thames Circuit
Marble Hill Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
This walk starts and ends at St. Margarets train station, 20 minutes from Clapham Junction. The route is almost entirely on the level, on tarmac surfaces, but you will need to negotiate some steps. It takes in a section of the Thames Path and a brief stretch of the Capital Ring. The walk is mainly along the banks of the Thames, with short excursions to Richmond Green, Orleans Gardens, Montpelier Row and Marble Hill Park. There are lots of refreshment stops available. Show more
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