Panorama showing the Pen Ponds in Richmond Park. This picture was taken on a sunny day in October 2008, and shows both of the Pen Ponds from the path that passes between them. In the sky is a plane on final approach to Heathrow Airport. Richmond Park lies under the flight path and you can almost always hear the planes in the sky.
Pen Ponds in Richmond Park - Richmond upon Thames visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Pen Ponds in Richmond Park' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Greater London.
The Pen Ponds are the largest ponds in Richmond Park in London. They are divided into the Upper and Lower Pen Ponds, and are set at two different levels divided by a track and embankment. These used to be gravel pits, but took their present form at the end of the 1600's. Water is pumped from the ponds to feed the Main Stream in the Isabella Plantation within the park. They are home to many birds and aquatic life, and fishing by permit is allowed at specific points around the ponds. During WWII the Pen Ponds were drained to prevent them being used as a landmark by the Luftwaffe.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Train: North Sheen, Richmond, Norbiton Tube: Richmond Pen Ponds lie roughly in the middle of Richmond Park. The nearest car park is Pen Ponds car park.