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

 

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
19
Thu
Bat Walk-WWT London Wetland Centre
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm

Observe some of the amazing antics of bats by walking amongst them. The London Wetland Centre leads this walk that is centred around all things bats-they even provide attendees with bat detectors, to help identify species and listen to the sounds they make! This is the perfect opportunity to learn and experience first-hand the wonders of bats. Get your tickets here.

 

Sep
20
Fri
Friendly Parks for All Activity (various locations)
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sep
24
Tue
Bat Safari on Ham Lands Tuesday 24th of September
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bat Safari on Ham Lands Tuesday 24th of September @ Thames Young Mariners Ham Riverside Drive Richmond | England | United Kingdom
Come and join Friends of Ham Lands for an exciting evening on Ham lands, looking for bats.

Previously this summer 7 species have been seen between Teddington lock and Ham House. (We have 18 species of bat in the UK.)

Daubenton’s bat

Noctule

Leisler’s bat

Brown long-eared

Common Pipistrelle

Soprano Pipistrelle

Nathusius’ Pipistrelle

Every summer, thousands of people venture out to experience the wonder of bats in their natural environment.

Sadly, bat populations have suffered severe declines during the past century, but the Bat Conservation Trust and local bat groups are working hard to help our bats hang on. Learn more about where to see bats!

Philip Briggs from Richmond Biodiversity Partnership has kindly agreed to lead this evening walk and Bat spotting.
As the group needs to move quietly, the numbers are limited on this walk and
no dogs allowed.

Please book your free place here.

Sep
25
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Sep 25 @ 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
29
Sun
WALK: Apples on Ham Lands
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
WALK: Apples on Ham Lands @ Meeting at Tesco in Ham | New Ipswich | New Hampshire | United States
Come and join Friends of Ham Lands on a walk around the lands and apple trees with Geoff Hyde and Diane Bridson who will guide the walk and share their knowledge about Ham lands.
Please meet at Tesco in Ham, Ashbrunham RD 1.45 pm, walk 2-4pm.
Children and well behaved dogs are welcome, dogs need to keep on lead during the walk.

 

Oct
2
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Oct 2 @ 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

Oct
9
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Oct 9 @ 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

Oct
10
Thu
Friendly Parks for All Activity (various locations)
Oct 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Oct
16
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Oct 16 @ 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

Oct
18
Fri
Friendly Parks for All Activity (various locations)
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Oct
19
Sat
Walk: Fungi with Friends of Barnes Common
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Walk: Fungi with Friends of Barnes Common @ Vine Road Pavilion | United Kingdom

Join Friends of Barnes Common (FoBC) for a fantastic session out and about on the Common with Forensic Botanist and Fungi expert, Dr Mark Spencer. Places must be booked, so please email education@barnescommon.org.uk 

 

WALK: Three Rivers Circular Walk with FORCE
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
WALK: Three Rivers Circular Walk with FORCE @ Pevensey Nature Reserve - Meet at entrance on Pevensey Road | England | United Kingdom

Join Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE) on a circular walk around the River Crane, the Longford River and the upper Duke of Northumberland’s River. Starting at Pevensey Nature Reserve, the walk is a great way to get out and investigate how local open spaces are linked together and maybe discover a new one learning a little as you go. FORCE Trustees will discuss how they work to improve the rivers for both people and wildlife and take the opportunity to look at some examples of where this has been successful as well as other opportunities. This is a circular walk with several opportunities on the way for leaving the walk and returning by public transport.

Varied terrain and some muddy ground are expected, please wear appropriate attire and footwear. The official end timing will depend on the route and how fast we walk.

As usual, this walk is free but booking is essential.

Oct
23
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Oct 23 @ 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