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The Tamsin Trail

The Tamsin Trail is the long (7.35 mile) perimeter track all around Richmond Park.

Walk summary Cycling version of route

Length 7.35 miles / 2.5 - 4 hours

Difficulty Medium - good path but some hills

Refreshments Every mile or two is a cafe or ice-cream van

Highlights Good views. Wildlife, including deer and parakeets

It is a shared path with cyclists and runners.

You can join the path from any of the car parks or gates around the edge of the park. The track passes many of the deer's favourite places so good photographic opportunities are likely.

Photo of deer

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Map of the Tamsin Trail in Richmond Park


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Tamsin Trail description

The Tamsin Trail is a man-made walking trail going to all corners of Richmond Park.

The path includes a couple of short climbs near Kingston Gate and some long slow inclines near Pembroke Lodge and Sheen.

How long does it take to walk around Richmond Park on the Tamsin Trail?

If you walk at a steady pace and don't stop much then it would take approximately 2 - 2.5 hours to walk all the way around the track.

However, it's more likely to take 3-4 hours to walk it with frequent stops for photos of deer and ice-creams!

Richmond park deer

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Richmond park deer near Isabella Plantation

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Where are the best views?

Stop at King Henry's Mound near Pembroke Lodge for the protected view all the way to St Paul's Cathedral in Central London.

King Henrys Mount view

Additionally, a short detour to the top of Sawyer's Hill in between Richmond and Sheen gates provides exceptional views across into Central London.

London skyline

There are a number of places to eat in Richmond Park along the Tamsin Trail.

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