Scenic riverside walk. Kingston - Hampton Court; lunch, return via Bushy Park.

Details

Date Wednesday 26th January 2022
Meet: 10.45 am. Inside Kingston Station
Depart: 11.00 am
Cost: £5 payable on the day
Distance: 6 miles

Join me on this scenic walk from Kingston Bridge along the riverside to the stunning Hampton Court Palace. You will see many moored barges along the riverside, pass islands and observe many grand houses while enjoying the birdlife of the Thames, before reaching the magnificent, Hampton Court Palace. The Palace was originally built by Cardinal Wolsey in 1514, until Henry VIII acquired ownership in 1529.

We will take lunch in Hampton Court Village with it old worldly charm and range of independent shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. There will be time to browse the antique shops.
After lunch the walk will continue to Bushy Park, soon arriving at the magnificent iconic Chestnut Avenue Vista leading to the Diana Fountain. The spectacular Fountain was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the 17th Century. The statue and water feature of the Roman Goddess Diana is surrounded by bronzes of four boys, four water nymphs and four shells.
The final leg of the walk will take us around the picturesque Heron and Leg-Of-Mutton Ponds with their abundance of wildlife, surrounded by woods and fields before reaching Kingston Bridge. The walk will finish at Kingston Station.

Leader: Sue Raymond 07752375257.

General Information:
All Covid restrictions will apply.
This is a pleasant easy to manage flat walk.
There is a station at Hampton Court with trains to London and other destinations.
There are numerous buses and trains to many destinations from Kingston.
Could you please pay with a £5 note where possible?

Event Date Wed 26-01-2022
Event End Date Wed 26-01-2022
Registration Start Date Thu 06-01-2022 4:00 pm
Capacity 20
Registered 0
Cut off date Thu 06-01-2022 4:00 pm
Individual Price £5.00
Hosted By Anne Galloway
Members Restrictions Open To All Members
Meeting Place Location Wood Street
Categories DAY EVENTS
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