What’s On

Find environmental events happening locally every week including talks, walks and ad-hoc volunteering or conservation work parties/days and gardening activities. Please contact the event organisers for further information. See this page for information on the different types/descriptions of volunteering in the environmental sector.

Use the ‘categories’ to select the type of activity i.e. ‘walks’ ‘conservation’ and the ‘tags’ for the specific themes i.e. ‘Great British Spring Clean Up (22 March – 23 April 2019), Love Parks Week , National City Park Week and ‘Friendly Parks for All‘, a programme of activities for people with dementia and their carers which runs throughout the year in Richmond upon Thames Borough.

May is National Walking Month and to encourage people to take advantage of the beautiful parks and walking routes in Richmond Borough, here are some great resources!

For environmental themed walks across the borough, please see our calendar below or check: Richmond Health Walks Walk This Way (discovery walks for families) – Walks by Friends of Richmond Park

Jan
23
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Jan 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

Jan
26
Sat
Winter Walk: Trees and Things with Friends of Barnes Common
Jan 26 @ 10:15 am – 12:30 pm
Winter Walk: Trees and Things with Friends of Barnes Common @ Vine Road Recreation Ground  Barnes  London.  | England | United Kingdom

Join  Friends of Barnes Common (FoBC) for their traditional ‘blowing away the cobwebs’ social winter walk around the Common, finding out more about our trees and wildlife – as well as plans for our freshly planted community orchard, and how you may get involved if this interests you.  The walk finishes up in the Brown Dog for a bit of cheer and chat around their cosy fire.  Places must be booked by emailing Sharon at the address given, and please also include if you will be joining us in the Brown Dog after the walk. Both familiar and new faces welcome  Meeting point to be confirmed so keep an eye here

Jan
30
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Jan 30 @ 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

Feb
6
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Feb 6 @ 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

Feb
13
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Feb 13 @ 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

Feb
16
Sat
Walk with Johanna Coombes “Hampton Wick Heritage”
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Friends of Bushy and Home parks on a walk with alk with Johanna Coombes “Hampton Wick Heritage”

Meet 11.00 am at the White Hart Hotel, High Street, Hampton Wick, KT1 4DA.

There is a charge of £5.00 per head payable on the morning. To book, please contact Jane Cliff – walksandtalks@fbhp.ork.uk or 02082874609

 

 

Feb
20
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Feb 20 @ 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

Feb
23
Sat
WALK: The Underwater World of the River Crane & How Volunteers Protect it- FORCE
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
WALK: The Underwater World of the River Crane & How Volunteers Protect it- FORCE @ Kingfisher Bridge, Mereway Nature Park off Mereway Road beside Kneller Gardens   | England | United Kingdom

Joe Pecorelli will be leading this morning’s walk to see aquatic wildlife along the River Crane and learn about their ecology and how FORCE and other organisations across London are working to protect and restore the Crane and other urban rivers. Joe is a FORCE Trustee and works as a Freshwater Conservation Biologist with the Zoological Society of London.

We will start indoors with a 30 minute talk on local river life and urban river restoration, then take a short guided river walk.

Please book your place here and don’t forget to wear suitable outdoor attire for the weather that day and sturdy footwear for outdoor paths.

Feb
27
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Feb 27 @ 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

Mar
6
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Mar 6 @ 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

Mar
9
Sat
Mindfulness Walk along the River Crane with FORCE
Mar 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 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

Mar
13
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Mar 13 @ 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

Mar
20
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Mar 20 @ 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

Mar
23
Sat
Walk “Home Park Deer Herd”
Mar 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Friends of Bushy and Home parks on a walk with Russell Downs, Wildlife Officer about  “Home Park Deer Herd”

Saturday 23rd March, 11.00 am  – Meet at 11.00 am at Lion Gate

Mar
27
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Mar 27 @ 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

Apr
3
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Apr 3 @ 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

Apr
10
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Apr 10 @ 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

Apr
17
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Apr 17 @ 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

Apr
20
Sat
Spring walk along the rivers from Kneller Gardens to Isleworth with FORCE
Apr 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Spring walk along the rivers from Kneller Gardens to Isleworth with FORCE @ Kingfisher Bridge between Mereway Nature Park and Kneller Gardens Mereway Road   | England | United Kingdom

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

Apr
24
Wed
Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Apr 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