After an enthusiastic take-up on the last couple of years’ winter walks, I have planned walk for Thursday 27th December.

Blow away those cobwebs – put those Christmas scarves and gloves to good use – come and take part in some post Christmas exercise.


So I propose a walk – starting at either the Skiff Club – or joining us at Teddington Lock – along the Tow-path past Ham House and into Richmond Park for a “Tea stop” at Pembroke lodge.

The walk continues across the Park, and Sheen Common to “The Plough” in East Sheen – then back into the park to Richmond Hill and “The Lass of Richmond Hill”, across Petersham common (via “The Rose of York” if necessary) and back across Hamlands to Teddington.

As it is a Thursday evening, I suggest the evening is completed at the Club with a Cold Buffet / Cheese & biscuits / excess Christmas bits,  brought along by those in attendance.

It would be good to get an idea of numbers especially if you would like to eat at a pub so could you let me know –

A) if you want to come along – and;

B) if you want to eat at a pub.

The planned walk will be about 19K (12 miles), but there are lots of options to opt for a bus home if you don’t want to go the whole way.

I have planned it to visit some lesser-known corners so I hope I’ll take you somewhere you haven’t been before!