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Family walking down the avenue leading to Ham House
Family enjoying this Ham House walk | © National Trust / Arnhel de Serra

Historic views of Ham House walk

This three-mile circular walk takes in the historic views from Ham House into Richmond Park and at the top of Richmond Hill. It's the perfect walk to take when you've finished your visit at Ham House.

Total steps: 6

Total steps: 6

Start point

Ham House and Garden, grid ref: TQ172731

Step 1

From Ham House, walk to the River Thames straight ahead. Turn right, towards Richmond, walking along the Thames Path.

Step 2

When you reach a lane and signpost pointing towards Petersham, turn off the river path and walk down the lane called River Lane. To your left is Petersham Meadows, managed by the National Trust as a grazed flood meadow.

Step 3

At the end of River Lane, you will reach Petersham Road, a narrow main road. Turn left here and then cross the road at The Dysart Arms pub, using the pedestrian crossing. Turn right through a large kissing gate into Richmond Park and just before the children's playground turn left and follow the well trodden path, in the grass, up to the top of the steep hill.

Step 4

Once you reach the shared path, turn left towards Richmond Gate and out of the Park, across the road by the converted Royal Star and Garter Home.

Step 5

Keep walking, passing The Richmond Hill Hotel on your right, to take in one of the finest views in the south east.

Step 6

From here, make your way down hill via the terraced gardens and along the Thames Path that runs alongside Petersham Meadows on your left (from April to September you'll see a herd of Belted Galloway cattle grazing the meadow). You will soon see River Lane on your left too, and then you are following your previous route, back to Ham House.

End point

Ham House and Garden, grid ref: TQ172731

Trail map

A map showing the route from Ham House to Richmond Park and Richmond Hill's historic views
Historic views walk from Ham House to Richmond Park and Richmond Hill | © Ordnance Survey

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