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Richmond Park - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Panorama of Richmond Park taken from a track near to Jubilee Plantation, Sidmouth Wood and overlooking Pen Ponds from near to Mutton Leg Pond. This picture was taken in the autumn of 2008, in mid October, and the leaves on the trees have begun to change.

Richmond Park - FURTHER INFORMATION

Richmond Park - Richmond upon Thames visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Richmond Park' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Greater London.

Richmond Park is the largest Royal Park in London, and the largest urban park in England. It covers 955 hectares in south-west London, 3 times the size of Central Park in New York, and is close to Kew Gardens and Wimbledon Common. The park contains many open areas, various woods and plantation and numerous ponds. Richmond Park is most famous for the red and fallow deer that roam free throughout the park, and part of it is called 'Richmond Deer Park', however the deer are not confined to this one part. Another notable occupant are the flocks of bright green parakeets that have escaped, or been released, as pets and now breed here freely. The park is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a National Nature Reserve and a Special Area of Conservation for the Stag beetle. Sadly, Richmond Park also lies underneath the main flight path for Heathrow Airport.

The highest point of Richmond Park is King Henry VIII's Mound, which is in the public gardens of Pembroke Lodge. There is a protected sight line from here to St Paul's Cathedral in central London. Some of the better known sections of the park include the Isabella Plantation, Pen Ponds, Queen Mother's Copse, Two Storm Wood and Bone Copse. The White Lodge within Richmond Park is home to the Royal School of Ballet.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Train: North Sheen, Richmond, Norbiton
Tube: Richmond



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