Yoga & Hiking Richmond to Hampton Court
Richmond riverside is one of the prettiest stretches of the river. Even local resident, David Attenborough, calls it his favourite place on earth – and he has certainly seen his fair share of places.
Our history hike starts at Richmond station and heads down to the riverside past Petersham Meadows and on to Ham House, a National Trust property before coming to Eel Pie Island.
Beyond Eel Pie Island, the river passes through sloping meadows where you feel miles away from the city though Kingston, Teddington and Twickenham are just steps away.
On to Teddington Lock and passing through Canbury Gardens and onto Kingston Bridge finally arriving at Hampton Court Park.
We’ll stop for a picnic lunch before visiting the gardens.
Finally, we’ll head back through Bushy Park, the second largest Royal Park, to stop for our yoga session.
Walking Time: About 4 hours
One hour will be spent at Hampton Palace Gardens before moving on to Bushy Park.
Particulars: This trip is suitable for any fitness level – it’s more of a walk than a hike and we take it at a manageable pace.
Walk length: 15 km or just over 9 miles – it should be about 4 hours of walking time.
Schedule: Meet at Richmond station for 10am start.
Yoga: Class is a hybrid hatha/vinyasa sequence, suitable for all levels.
What happens if it rains? It’s England… it often rains! Bring waterproofs and we’ll make the best of it.
What should I bring? Bring water for the walk and a yoga mat or towel will do for the yoga class. Bring a packed lunch or, if you prefer, you can buy one at a cafe along the way.
Not Included: Transport to/from the trip, lunch or entrance to Hampton Court (optional).
Cancellations: No cancellations; you can replace your spot at any time. If you cancel within 3 days of the trip it may be possible to credit you for a future event less a fee. If for any reason we need to cancel (weather or other emergencies) you will be offered a full refund or the opportunity to book into another hike. Last minute cancellations are non-refundable.
Please note it is recommended to book online if you wish to visit the palace as it can get v busy and is also less expensive to book online. See more on Hampton Court tickets here.