Riverside and Scenic walk to Ham House

Walk with us through the remains of Richmond Palace, along the river and up Richmond Hill where you will see the protected view painted by many artists. Our walk continues through Petersham Meadows before finishing at Ham House and Garden.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Richmond has been an important place for centuries and this guided walk will show you more of this fascinating history. The walk will chart the history of the river in the 17th century and its connection and influence on Ham House and Garden where this tour will end.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Ham House and Garden

Prices

House and Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.75 £12.50
Child £6.90 £6.25
Family £34.40 £31.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.70
Winter Admission
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.20 £11.05
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £31.50 £27.60
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.40

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Entrance for National Trust members is free.

Our Winter Admission prices are available between 1 Jan - 15 Mar and 4 Nov - 31 Dec.

The basics

Suitability
Children welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet your guide inside Richmond Station at 11am. The guided walk lasts 2 hours.
What to bring and wear
Please wear comfortable shoes and suitable comfortable clothing. This is a 2 hours walk so please dress for the weather on the day and bring waterproofs if needed.
Accessibility
Not suitable for people who struggle with hills or longer walks. If you have concerns, please contact us.
Other
Please note that at the end of the walk on arrival at Ham House admission fees to the property do apply. Admission is free for National Trust members and you are welcome to sign up for membership on arrival. Day tickets for the property are also available. Please note that you will need a ticket or membership to access the cafe and toilets as they are within the property.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 September 2019 11:00 - 13:00 Available
29 September 2019 11:00 - 13:00 Available
5 October 2019 11:00 - 13:00 Available
13 October 2019 11:00 - 13:00 Available
19 October 2019 11:00 - 13:00 Available

Upcoming events

Weekday Garden history tours

Mon 16 Sep 2019
11:30-12:00
Free thirty minute tour of Ham's beautiful gardens with one of our welcoming and knowledgeable guides.

Architecture tours

Mon 16 Sep 2019
12:30-13:00
Join one of our knowledgeable guides for a free 30 min tour of the exterior of the mansion and learn about the architectural changes made to this magnificent 17th century property. Check at reception on the day for availability.

Kitchen Garden tour

Wed 18 Sep 2019
14:30-15:00
Join one of our garden guides for a free thirty minute tour of our kitchen garden. Discover more about the history of the 17th century kitchen garden and the herbs and vegetables grown by our gardeners.

Riverside and Scenic walk to Ham House

Sat 21 Sep 2019
11:00-13:00
Walk with us through the remains of Richmond Palace, along the river and up Richmond Hill where you will see the protected view painted by many artists. Our walk continues through Petersham Meadows before finishing at Ham House and Garden.

Weekend Garden History Tours

Sat 21 Sep 2019
11:30-15:00
Free thirty minute tour of Ham's beautiful gardens with one of our welcoming and knowledgeable guides.

Fireside Ghost Stories

Fri 04 Oct 2019
13:00-13:45
Gather around and listen to a selection of macabre and ghostly tales inspired by the hauntings of Ham.