The season Autumn is visually here. When I’m looking out of the window I see a field of leaves everywhere around the house. I really love this season with all those beautiful colors. On those fallen days, we really like to dress up warmly and go out for a good walk.
Last weekend, we pulled out to Richmond Park for such a walk. Some locals call it also Richmond Deerpark, because of the deers that walk around here.
Richmond Park is London largest Royal Park. The park is located at Richmond Upon Thames and Kingston Upon Thames in south west London. Around the park you find a wall, and with 955 ha (almost 10 km), it is Europe’s largest walled park. In the past, this piece of land provided service to the hunting grounds of Eduard I of England. Today the park is intended as a recreation area. Remaining from the past are the deers.
This park is a natural reserve where you can find al kinds of old trees and a range of rare species including birds, bats, beetles, fungi, grasses and wild flowers. Lara found it wonderful to discover all these Flora and Fauna in this massive park.
The park has large open plains where roads run by. During the day you can drive by car, with a maximum speed of 32 km/h. These roads are mainly used to get from one district to another.
Richmond Park also offers plenty of space for sport and recreation. For example, you can go horse riding, power kiting, off-road cycling and play some golf. There are several places in the park where you can rent accommodation.
Get drawn after all the effort and beautiful impressions? No problem, Richmond Park has a variety of food and beverage options. Like Pembroke Lodge, where they serve classic and contemporary English refreshments in elegant Georgian Tea Rooms. It is located in the highest top of Richmond Park and offers a spectacular view over the Thames Valley. At the Roehampton Gate Park you can find Roehampton Cafe. A perfect place for a small lunch, ice-cream or just a drink. This cafe offers places inside and outside. Just a short stop and no need to sit? Then you can also use the Refreshment Points which are spread over the park. Here you can get cold or hot snacks and drinks.
This beautiful protected piece of nature, has a lot to offer and is definitely worth a visit when you are in southwest London.
Curious about the park and want to find out more about this beautiful place in London? Visit the website of Richmond Park for more information.