'R2R' - Rickmansworth to Richmond (Linear)

Sat 21st Jan 2017

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Updated 25/9 with note on dogs: DOGS will only be allowed on this walk by prior agreement with the leader and must be kept on a lead the whole time.
Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Meet Rickmansworth station (08.27 from Marylebone)

Follows parts of Hillingdon Trail, Dog Rose Ramble, Grand Union Canal and Osterley park

General Notes
Lunch at Ickenham. Lots of transport opportunities en route for those who want a shorter walk and evening extension in the dark (bring torch) for anyone who wants to make it a marathon to Kingston DOGS will only be allowed on this walk by prior agreement with the leader and must be kept on a lead the whole time

Entry Details:


Walk Report

"R2R" Rickmansworth to Richmond, Saturday 21st January 2017
13 walkers, 24 miles - leader Jerome Ripp
Glorious winter day crispy cold, full sunshine. We were away just before 9 from Rickmansworth for a linear traverse of West London suburbs using a green corridor as a type of alternative London Loop.
South over a huge hilly golf course and soon into Ruislip woods to the Lido. The Hillingdon Trail lead to a very early cafe lunch stop at Ickenham, this being the only inhabitation actually on the route.
The northern section of the Dog Rose Ramble gave good views over to Harrow on the Hill and Wembley stadium; a long section on the Grand Union Canal, almost frozen over and then into Osterley Park to see a magnificent sunset. The last vestiges of daylight brought us to the Thames path to reach Richmond at 5.30. The distance was some 20% greater than advertised but this leader is very generous.
Photographs by Bola Baruwa; more by Ian Fairweather on the group Facebook page



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