Pen Ponds & Spankers Hill
Park, free entry
A selected 3.2km (2 miles) walking route, in the heart of historic Richmond Park which was enclosed as a deer park by Charles 1 in 1637. The route splits into three shorter circuits: Lawn Field Plantation 1.3 km (0.8 miles); Lawn Field & Pen Ponds 2.0 km (1.2 miles); Spankers Hill Wood 1.6 km (1mile).
Open all the time
From dawn till dusk.
TQ 152728 51.44326 -0.34244
Tube/Rail: Richmond Station - British Rail or District Line (and then catch the 371 or 65 buses to the pedestrian gate at Petersham)
Bus: 190 Hammersmith - Richmond, 391 Hammersmith - Richmond, 419 Hammersmith - Richmond, R68 Bushy Park and Richmond.
Northside: 33 Hammersmith - Ricmond, 337 Richmond - Clapham Junction, 485 Richmond - Wandsworth.
Southside: 85/N85 Hampton - Kingston, 265 Putney - Tolworth, K3 Roehampton Plough - Esher
Eastside: 72 Roehampton - East Acton, 493 Richmond - Tooting.
Westside: 65 Kingston - Ealing Broadway, 371 Kingston - Richmond
There are six car parks within Richmond Park and these are clearly marked on the maps. Do not park on the roads or grassland. There is a disabled-badge-holders only car park for the Isabella Plantation, access via Ham Cross. Other visitors should use the Broomfield Hill car park.
The nearest entrance is the Robin Hood Gate.
For further information visit www.tfl.gov.uk