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Pen Ponds

Pen Ponds

Park, free entry

Contact

Royal Parks Agency

020 8948 3209

Address

Park Office,
Holly Lodge,
Richmond Park,
Richmond, Surrey,
TW9 4DU

Details

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).

Opening Details

Open all the time

From dawn till dusk.

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 152728  Lat: 51.44326 Long: -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