Updated: Dec 16, 2020
The story behind the walk...
I have been posting daily images during the UK Lockdown v2.0. This series of posts has been seen by thousands of people and I have had some wonderful feedback for which I would like to say thank you to you all. They are all taken on my smart phone. We even got a couple of likes from Richmond Park on Facebook :)
Why did I do it? There are lots of people who have not been able to enjoy the park since Lockdown began. As locals, Jo and I get to enjoy the park most days. This privilege is not lost on us, especially after our experience during Lockdown v1 back in March, where we exercised every day. And so, when they announced Lockdown v2.0 I thought I'd share a walk around the park that we took on the 5th November 2020, just before lockdown began. This allowed lots of people, who may be shielding, or looking after vulnerable relatives and friends, an opportunity to experience the park whilst the lockdown continued. Many of you have asked about the route where the walk took place and so I have created this post to give y'all the details... The walk begins and ends at Kingston Gate. It took 1.35 hours, at a snail's pace, as we were taking hundreds of shots. Anyone can do it. You just need some trail shoes/boots and a warm coat. Remember to tread lightly when using the park.
The map above outlines the south of Richmond Park. The route is 5k (4.5k in the Park)
The map above shows the terrain in the park
Below are all of the shots that I prepared for the daily posts. Most made it in, but some didn't, so if you've been following the walk you may see some images that you haven't seen before.
The original posts are all still up if you would like to see them in order
I hope you enjoyed the walk.
I'll be posting further adventures soon Colin