What’s On

Find walks/talks, ad-hoc volunteering or conservation work parties, gardening days and more environmental activities happening locally.

Learn more about the different types of volunteering 

Please contact the event organisers for further information.

London is becoming the first ever National Park City with over 300 events across the capital to celebrate! Check out the festival website to see a selection of events centred around Hounslow and Ealing or use the ‘Categories’ filter on our events calendar to find things in Richmond Borough

 

Jul
24
Wed
WALK: Butterfly walk by FORCE
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
WALK: Butterfly walk by FORCE @ Meet at Mereway Nature Reserve, Mereway Road. Meet beside the notice boards near the bridge between Kneller Gardens   | England | United Kingdom

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.

Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join this Health Walks every Wednesday  at  10.30 am

Meeting and finish point: In front of Tesco Express, 185 Ashburnham Road, Ham, TW10 7NR
Route: A 40 to 60 minute walk crossing the Ham lands towards the river, with a choice of walking up or downstream before returning to the starting point. This is a flat walk with a mix of paved, gravel, earth and grass surfaces.
Grade: 1 and 2 (Beginner to intermediate) – 2 different paced walks take place
Getting there: Bus route 371 (Mariner Gardens stop). Free parking is available on the road.
Toilets: Available at end of the walk at Church

For more information please see https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/london/richmond-health-walks

Jul
31
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Jul 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join this Health Walks every Wednesday  at  10.30 am

Meeting and finish point: In front of Tesco Express, 185 Ashburnham Road, Ham, TW10 7NR
Route: A 40 to 60 minute walk crossing the Ham lands towards the river, with a choice of walking up or downstream before returning to the starting point. This is a flat walk with a mix of paved, gravel, earth and grass surfaces.
Grade: 1 and 2 (Beginner to intermediate) – 2 different paced walks take place
Getting there: Bus route 371 (Mariner Gardens stop). Free parking is available on the road.
Toilets: Available at end of the walk at Church

For more information please see https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/london/richmond-health-walks

Aug
5
Mon
Friendly Parks for All Activity (various locations)
Aug 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aug
7
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Aug 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join this Health Walks every Wednesday  at  10.30 am

Meeting and finish point: In front of Tesco Express, 185 Ashburnham Road, Ham, TW10 7NR
Route: A 40 to 60 minute walk crossing the Ham lands towards the river, with a choice of walking up or downstream before returning to the starting point. This is a flat walk with a mix of paved, gravel, earth and grass surfaces.
Grade: 1 and 2 (Beginner to intermediate) – 2 different paced walks take place
Getting there: Bus route 371 (Mariner Gardens stop). Free parking is available on the road.
Toilets: Available at end of the walk at Church

For more information please see https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/london/richmond-health-walks

History Walk Part Three, Barnes Common
Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Friends of Barnes Common (FoBC) for the final walk of the history series led by Chair, Mike Hildesley covering a new part of the Common and finishing at a local tavern or cafe.

More details will follow and do please always check FoBC Events Calendar for the most up to date information.

Aug
8
Thu
Friendly Parks for All Activity (various locations)
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aug
14
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Aug 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join this Health Walks every Wednesday  at  10.30 am

Meeting and finish point: In front of Tesco Express, 185 Ashburnham Road, Ham, TW10 7NR
Route: A 40 to 60 minute walk crossing the Ham lands towards the river, with a choice of walking up or downstream before returning to the starting point. This is a flat walk with a mix of paved, gravel, earth and grass surfaces.
Grade: 1 and 2 (Beginner to intermediate) – 2 different paced walks take place
Getting there: Bus route 371 (Mariner Gardens stop). Free parking is available on the road.
Toilets: Available at end of the walk at Church

For more information please see https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/london/richmond-health-walks

Aug
16
Fri
Friendly Parks for All Activity (various locations)
Aug 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aug
17
Sat
WALK: Photography for children with FORCE
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
WALK: Photography for children with FORCE @ Meet Kneller Gardens, beside the pavilion Mereway Road   | England | United Kingdom

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.

 

Aug
21
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join this Health Walks every Wednesday  at  10.30 am

Meeting and finish point: In front of Tesco Express, 185 Ashburnham Road, Ham, TW10 7NR
Route: A 40 to 60 minute walk crossing the Ham lands towards the river, with a choice of walking up or downstream before returning to the starting point. This is a flat walk with a mix of paved, gravel, earth and grass surfaces.
Grade: 1 and 2 (Beginner to intermediate) – 2 different paced walks take place
Getting there: Bus route 371 (Mariner Gardens stop). Free parking is available on the road.
Toilets: Available at end of the walk at Church

For more information please see https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/london/richmond-health-walks

Aug
28
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Aug 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join this Health Walks every Wednesday  at  10.30 am

Meeting and finish point: In front of Tesco Express, 185 Ashburnham Road, Ham, TW10 7NR
Route: A 40 to 60 minute walk crossing the Ham lands towards the river, with a choice of walking up or downstream before returning to the starting point. This is a flat walk with a mix of paved, gravel, earth and grass surfaces.
Grade: 1 and 2 (Beginner to intermediate) – 2 different paced walks take place
Getting there: Bus route 371 (Mariner Gardens stop). Free parking is available on the road.
Toilets: Available at end of the walk at Church

For more information please see https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/london/richmond-health-walks

WALK: Bat walk along the River Crane with FORCE
Aug 28 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm

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.

Sep
2
Mon
Friendly Parks for All Activity (various locations)
Sep 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sep
4
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Sep 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join this Health Walks every Wednesday  at  10.30 am

Meeting and finish point: In front of Tesco Express, 185 Ashburnham Road, Ham, TW10 7NR
Route: A 40 to 60 minute walk crossing the Ham lands towards the river, with a choice of walking up or downstream before returning to the starting point. This is a flat walk with a mix of paved, gravel, earth and grass surfaces.
Grade: 1 and 2 (Beginner to intermediate) – 2 different paced walks take place
Getting there: Bus route 371 (Mariner Gardens stop). Free parking is available on the road.
Toilets: Available at end of the walk at Church

For more information please see https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/london/richmond-health-walks

Sep
8
Sun
Mindfulness Walk along the River Crane with FORCE
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Mindfulness Walk along the River Crane with FORCE @ Shot Tower beside Crane Park  3 minutes walk from  | England | United Kingdom

An opportunity to explore how our relationship with the natural world can build a sense of stillness, wonder, and emotional resilience. Join Friends of the River Crane Environment and Andrea Hosfeld, a local mindfulness teacher with Space to Be, on a walk along the River Crane which will include periods of mindful movement, breath meditation, silence and reflection.  If you’re interested in experiencing the River Crane through a different lens with an open heart and mind, please come along!

Please come along with sturdy footwear, and in clothing suitable for the weather on that day. Booking is essential as we need to know how many folk will attend

Sep
11
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Sep 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join this Health Walks every Wednesday  at  10.30 am

Meeting and finish point: In front of Tesco Express, 185 Ashburnham Road, Ham, TW10 7NR
Route: A 40 to 60 minute walk crossing the Ham lands towards the river, with a choice of walking up or downstream before returning to the starting point. This is a flat walk with a mix of paved, gravel, earth and grass surfaces.
Grade: 1 and 2 (Beginner to intermediate) – 2 different paced walks take place
Getting there: Bus route 371 (Mariner Gardens stop). Free parking is available on the road.
Toilets: Available at end of the walk at Church

For more information please see https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/london/richmond-health-walks

Sep
12
Thu
Friendly Parks for All Activity (various locations)
Sep 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sep
18
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Sep 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join this Health Walks every Wednesday  at  10.30 am

Meeting and finish point: In front of Tesco Express, 185 Ashburnham Road, Ham, TW10 7NR
Route: A 40 to 60 minute walk crossing the Ham lands towards the river, with a choice of walking up or downstream before returning to the starting point. This is a flat walk with a mix of paved, gravel, earth and grass surfaces.
Grade: 1 and 2 (Beginner to intermediate) – 2 different paced walks take place
Getting there: Bus route 371 (Mariner Gardens stop). Free parking is available on the road.
Toilets: Available at end of the walk at Church

For more information please see https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/london/richmond-health-walks

Sep
20
Fri
Friendly Parks for All Activity (various locations)
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm