Seven of us met at Richmond station and headed out across the green towards the river stopping at the ‘Tide Tables” cafe under the Bridge. it was a welcome break after an ‘arduous’ journey from central london in an air conditioned train taking all of 15 mins . We walked up river branching off across the water meadow into Richmond Park and strolled leisurely down to pen ponds and having found a suitable tree to lean against we had lunch. We found a couple of hills to climb, altitude at least 50ft, this was mainly for the benefit of Humphrey and Arthur who are off ‘mountain climbing ‘ in the Berwyns (Wales) . We saw lots of what you would expect: deer, dogs, horse riders, people We ‘worked’ our way down to Robin Hood gate and up over Wimbledon common 9 more altitude and with the help of the GPS found the tea room at the Windmill. The day ended with a bus ride to Putney.
A gentle walk with vey nice company including Fran, Jean, Evelyn, Jonathan, Humphrey and Arthur.