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Remember May is National Walking Month and to encourage people to take advantage of the beautiful parks and walking routes in Richmond Borough check: Richmond Health Walks – Walk This Way (discovery walks for families) – Walks by Friends of Richmond Park
Join Friends of the River Crane Environment FORCE on a walk along the Duke of Northumberland River from where it branches from the River Crane to where it flows into the River Thames at Isleworth. This will be a lovely spring walk taking in the local sights, looking for wildlife along the river banks and discussing the history of the man-made river.
The walk will start on the Kingfisher Bridge between Kneller Gardens and Mereway Nature Park, Twickenham and will be led by FORCE Trustees who will point out old industrial workings along the riverbanks, ecology and sights of particular interest. There is an option to finish off at one of the local pubs overlooking the Thames to socialise.
Please wear appropriate attire and footwear. The walk is free but please register here
Come and join Friends of Ham Lands for an early morning bird walk, when the nigh breaks and the sun start to rise, the birds greets the day by singing.
It’s the fittest, best-fed males who produce the strongest, most impressive song. Females, therefore, choose a mate who sings best, because such a male is more likely to be good at raising chicks, to have a good territory, or to pass successful genes to their young.
The dawn chorus, it is one of spring’s most delightful natural events. We will both look for native birds like robins and skylarks but also the migrants, including blackcaps, goldfinch, greenfinch.
John Gard, has 50 years’ experience of the local area and a great passion for nature and birds. He has kindly offered to guide this walk and share his knowledge.
Meet at Thames Young Mariners, Riverside Drive, Ham, Richmond TW10 7RX, meet for 5.45 am. Walk starts at 6 am.
The walk is free, but limited space so please book, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dawn-chorus-on-ham-lands-tickets-58868158246
Make sure to dress warm, and wear strong waterproof footwear.
Unfortunately, no dogs for this walk please, since we need to move quietly and carefully to not scare of the birds.
Join Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE) on a bird walk from the Shot Tower along the Crane to see the birds at dawn and celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day. Take a walk and catch the early morning birds in Crane Park, with our expert Keith Martin. You will be surprised to learn about the number of species we have living close by.
The walk starts early at dawn from the Shot Tower. Please wear sturdy footwear and dress for the weather.
Join Friends of the River Crane Environment in this walk will be looking at the river and habitat restoration works over the last 10 years and talking about the opportunities for further river restoration work over the next ten years. The event will start at the Shot Tower near Crane Park walking along the River Crane ending at Twickenham Station, and will be led by Rob Gray, FORCE Trustee. This walk is planned to support London River’s Week.
The walk is on varied terrain and some of the ground may be muddy, so please wear appropriate attire and footwear. The walk is free but please register here
Join Friends of the River Crane Environment ( FORCE) in this walk along three rivers: Starting at Kneller Gardens in Twickenham, the walk will go via the Duke of Northumberland River to the River Thames taking in the locale and features, with informed Trustees noting old industrial workings along the riverbanks, wildlife and sights of interest. Then return along the Thames, stopping at the White Cross pub in Richmond for lunch (at your own cost), before completing the circle along the Thames and River Crane to Kneller Gardens for around 3pm. You can join for the whole day, or just walk part of the way and catch the bus or train home from Isleworth, Richmond and various points en route. This is a very welcoming and sociable group, so come a join in!
Please wear appropriate attire and sturdy footwear. This walk if free but booking is essential.
Come along to Mereway Nature Park beside the River Crane for a fun morning learning about butterflies with the Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE)
This event specifically arranged to help you take part in the Big Butterfly Count which takes place between 20th July and 12th August. You will be identifying butterflies in our local area. Butterflies don’t like wet and windy weather but if the weather is bad on the day the walk will still go ahead highlighting where they are located and interesting facts about them.
Please come along with sturdy footwear, and in clothing suitable for the weather on that day. Bring water and suncream as hopefully, it will be a glorious sunny day! Please note that even though the walk is free booking is essential as numbers are limited.
This is a fun walk/session to get children taking photographs of the plants and the wildlife in Kneller gardens and Mereway Nature Reserve with the help of local artist Paul Smith and the Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE)
Come along in clothing suitable for the weather on that day. Though this session is free, please don’t forget to register to attend here as places are limited.
Join Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE) this evening in the search for bats along the River Crane and to discover these fascinating nocturnal animals. The evening will start with a short introductory talk by Philip Briggs about bats and the species you might encounter – at least nine bat species occur in Richmond upon Thames. This will be followed by a leisurely walk along the River Crane & Duke of Northumberland’s River looking for bats and listening to their calls on bat detectors. Come and see the aerial acrobatics of pipistrelles which feed regularly along the river, and maybe even see a Daubenton’s bat skimming low over the water.
Equipment is provided but please wear sturdy footwear, bring an extra layer and waterproofs in case the weather turns cold or wet in the evening, and bring along a torch as it will be dark at the end of the walk. This is a free walk but booking is essential.