Walking In Richmond Upon Thames

Walking In Richmond
The borough of Richmond upon Thames is the perfect place for walking.It has 260 public rights of way and five signposted walking routes, inlcuding strategicwalking routes of The Thames Path, Capital Ring and London Outer Orbital Path (LOOP),and two shorter paths of the River Crane Walk and Beverly Brook Walk.
The London Outer Orbital Path is a 240-kilometre (150 mi) signed walk along public footpaths, and through parks, woods and fields around the edge of Outer London, described as "the M25 for walkers".
This walking route offers you the chance to see some of London's finest scenery.
It is called a "ring" because the route completely encircles inner and central London.
The Thames Path is a National Trail, first proposed in 1948 opened in 1996.
Experience this beautiful route through peaceful water meadows, unspoilt rural villages, historical towns and cities, and finally through the heart of London to end at the Thames Barrier in Greenwich.

Walking Routes & Trails

In addition to 260 public rights of way, there are signposted walking routes in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

These include parts of three strategic walking routes:

The Thames Path National Trail

The Capital Ring
The London Outer Orbital Path (LOOP)
The River Crane Walk
The Beverley Brook Walk
Barnes Trail
Urban, Rural and Riverside walk

Useful Links

Guided walk operators 

Reasons to walk


  • Helps your heart and lungs work better
  • Lowers your blood pressure
  • Keeps your weight down
  • Lightens your mood
  • Keeps your joints, muscles and bones strong
  • Increases 'good' cholesterol

It is also simple and free!

Walking Events

Wed 26 May - Fri 31 Dec 2021

Richmond Upon Thames 020 8332 5655


Mon 20 Sep - Thu 30 Dec 2021

Twickenham 020 8744 1241


Fri 22 Oct 2021 - Sun 9 Jan 2022

Richmond Upon Thames 020 8409 4400


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