Richmond to Hampton Court
5 November. A dozen of us braved the elements to start the walk from Richmond Station, heading across The Green and down to the river. It was not long before we were enjoying coffee and cakes in the Stables Cafe at Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham. From there we walked into York House Gardens to admire the sensational fountain which is graced by a number of white marble sculptures known as The Naked Ladies! From there we passed by Eel Pie Island before boarding a bus to Teddington Lock. Once on the other side of the river it was not long before we arrived at Kingston upon Thames, where we stopped for lunch.
Afterwards we crossed the bridge to enter Home Park where we were rewarded by the sight of lots of birds including herons near The Long Water. En route back to the river, via the golf course, we spotted herds of Red & Fallow deer in close proximity to us. Our walk ended at Hampton Court Palace, where we crossed the bridge to board a bus back to Richmond. Thanks to France and Mary Jane for photos. Daphne.