"A perambulation of Richmond Park"
In 1637, Charles 1st built a brick wall around Richmond Park to stop his 2,000 deer from straying. You can step back in history by walking the whole perimeter of one of London’s finest open spaces on Sunday (September 28).
Enjoy the wonderful views of hills, woods, lakes, fauna and wildlife in this gentle guided walk of approximately seven miles. There's also chance to raise money for charity as you do it.
The walk itself should take from two-three hours to complete, depending on your pace. There will be a stop for a halfway picnic lunch break at the Pembroke Lodge, where there is a cafe and terrace views over the Thames Valley. Toilets are to be found at regular intervals throughout the walk.
Starting at 11am from the Robin Hood Gate car park – where the walk will also finish with a celebratory glass of bubbly.
Entry is £15, to include commemorative T shirt and completion Certificate. Organisers say the undulating walk is a genuine challenge, so please try to raise some sponsorship in reward of your endeavour for St Raphael's Hospice. Lunch is not included.
St Raphael's Hospice treats 1,000 terminally ill patients every year. It costs more than £5 million a year to keep St Raphael's running – of which £4 million must be generated by fundraising activities.
For further information and to book your place, contact: Mike Foy, Wimbledon Village Supporters Group of St Raphael's Hospice. Tel: 07778 276876 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 23, 2014