Osterley - Hampton Court

Sun 3rd Dec 2017

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Meet Osterley tube, finish Hampton Ct ( 30 min. service back to London )

A stroll taking in the delights of Osterley Park & Syon Park, & then up through Richmond Park exiting by Ham Gate & thence along the Thames to Kingston & on through Bushy Park to end

General Notes
Lunch stop in Richmond ( large choice of hostelries & eateries )

Entry Details:


Walk Report

Osterley to Hampton Court, Sunday 3rd December 2017
24 walkers, 16 miles - leader Dave Williams
The leader was more than a little surprised to find that 24 hardy souls turned up at Osterley on a rather dank, miserable morning.
However the weather forecast proved to be correct with conditions markedly improving throughout the day.
After a not so brief stop in Syon Park we reached lunch at Richmond where we had 2 departures although this was offset by the arrival of the ubiquitous Mr. Dent who kept us amused with his usual antics!
On reaching Kingston a few saddos succumbed to the rather dubious delights of John Lewis & an even bigger saddo (who shall remain nameless!) and who had been having withdrawal symptoms hotfooted it to the local W'spoons!
The remainder soldiered on & made it in plenty of time to catch the 4.05 from Hampton Court (unfortunately there were no takers for the Maze!)
The leader is looking forward to all the letters of complaint that will be winging their way to the hierarchy!
Photographs by Bola Baruwa and Chris Dent; more by Bola and Chris on the group Facebook page



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