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Chair’s Welcome

I am delighted as Chair of the Friends to welcome you to our website. Bushy Park and Home Park are two wonderful large green oases in the south west corner of London. Feeling wild, they are natural places with ancient histories, fascinating heritage and superb wildlife. Both are Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) containing rare species. These are places to be enjoyed and conserved. Which is why the Friends exist, campaigning, supporting and protecting the parks, and enhancing visitors’ enjoyment with information, advice and guidance.

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National Walk4Life Day - 25 September

A message from our friends at The Ramblers:

An exciting event to promote the many benefits of walking takes place at Bushy Park, Teddington, at 10.00am on Walk4Life Day, Sunday 25 September. This is one of 10 flagship events across Britain that will be covered extensively by national television.

Walk4Life Day is part of the Department of Health’s (DH) Change4Life campaign to encourage families and adults to eat well, move more and live longer, by making small lifestyle changes that add up to big health benefits. It aims to show people that walking is a perfect way to start building up the 150 minutes a week of physical activity recommended for adults; almost everyone can do it, anywhere, at any time, and best of all it’s free.

The Ramblers is proud to be taking a leading role in helping to lift the nation to its feet by working with DH to organise several of these events.

The event, in one of the capital’s beautiful Royal Parks, will highlight the successful Richmond Active Living Health Walks project, now being managed and supported by the Ramblers on behalf of the London Borough of Richmond and NHS South West London. The regular Sunday health walk that takes place in the park is being supplemented with a brief welcome and presentation, press call and a mile-long walk as part of DH’s Walk4Life miles project, followed by the regular health walk which will take in part of the London Loop, one of Transport for London’s seven strategic walking routes, and a celebration picnic. You can download the poster for more information.

You are more than welcome to attend for all or part of the event, to which we are inviting a wide range of stakeholders including representatives from the Borough, the NHS, the Mayor of London, the Greater London Authority, Transport for London, the Royal Parks, Natural England and other walking and active travel organisations.

Please get in touch to confirm your attendance, or with any further enquiries, to Thomas Moulton, Everyday Walking Officer, thomas.moulton@ramblers.org.uk.

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Friday, 26th Apr 8:00 pm

Talk by Andreas Liefooghe ‘Operation Centaur – Working with Shire Horses’

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