Thames Riverside Walk, Petersham to Richmond, great fun!

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Thames Riverside Walk, Petersham to Richmond, great fun!

What did you do this weekend?

We had a spontaneous moment.  I decided I wanted to go somewhere different as I have done the Richmond Park route back home and Wimbledon Common many times.

Having heard about a route down by the river via Petersham Nurseries I was curious and so headed down that way on Saturday.

We were not disappointed.

With kids and now one dog in tow we headed down to the Thames Riverside in the Petersham area, there are a  few little ways to get down there but always pretty much busy and tight for parking but we were lucky.

I was surprised to see not only dogs but children in the water enjoying the sunshine and small ripples of waves caused by the numerous but varying amounts of boats which was all a joy to see.

My youngest soon rolled up trousers and threw off shoes in various directions and plunged in.  Teddy my frenchbulldog was not so keen.

Having managed to drag my youngest eventually out of the water we headed down the loose pebbled path enjoying the sunshine and watery view.

We passed the rare breed cows who were curious when they met my dog, both having a good close up sniff.

Eventually we came to a gateway which led us through manicured lawns and the much needed ice cream van.

There were varying riverside restaurants from open top canopied ones to high walled rather exclusive ones.

We passed artists with their easels housing waxy paint drying in the sunshine.  There were quite a few small gazebos out with families and friends having fun.  One such gazebo housed a trio of musicians plucking at stringed instruments, their singular table laden with glorious foods that made me salivate and all for a young just wedded couple who posed by the riverside for photos as champagne flutes were quaffed under the suns rays.

There were majestic swans bobbing by the riverside steps waiting for morsels of bread, there was a father and son fishing further down, a puppet theatre, canoeing and much more.

All in all it was a great walk and I am sure there are those out there not yet taken up the joys of a Thames Riverside Walk.

So I have found a link of Richmond Riverside Walks here – Richmond Riverside Walks

If you would like to see some of the fun photos from the walk, please take a look at my Pinterest album below.

As always, thank you for reading, Justine xx

© Justine @ LivinginEastSheen.co.uk

4 thoughts on “Thames Riverside Walk, Petersham to Richmond, great fun!

  1. The cattle were curious when they met your dog? Please note that dogs are NOT allowed in Petersham Meadow, where the cattle are. There are signs at the Meadow entrances showing that dogs are banned. This exclusion follows an incident 3 years ago when a dog attacked and seriously harmed one of the cows.
    I’m sure your dog is lovely, and wouldn’t hurt a fly, but the rules have to be obeyed by everyone.

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    • Hello Jane,

      Thank you for your thoughtful reply. Actually my dogs were not in the meadow at all, they were outside on a very clearly designated path which runs right beside the meadow but I thank you for your concern.

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