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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.

We are always pleased to receive feedback. You can contact us by clicking here.

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Park visitor organisations

Companion Cycling

www.companioncycling.org.uk

Companion Cycling is a charity which enables people with special needs, regardless of their age or ability, to cycle on specially adapted cycles in the peaceful surroundings of Bushy Park in South West London.

Local Health Walks (including Bushy Park)

www.richmond.gov.uk/…

Health Walks in Bushy Park organised by London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames. Other health walks are also listed.

CTC

www.ctc.org.uk

Promoting the rights of cyclists since 1878.

Disabled Birders Association

www.disabledbirdersassociation.co.uk

Seeking to improve access for people with disabilities to reserves, facilities and services

British Trust for Ornithology

www.bto.org

Birdwatching and science in partnership.

Dogs Trust

dogstrust.org.uk

The largest dog welfare charity in the UK.

HAWS

www.haws-animals.org.uk

Fostering and re-homing pets in South West London.

British Disabled Anglers Association

www.bdaa.co.uk

Developing opportunities for disabled people to access the activity of fishing in the UK.

National Federation of Anglers

National Rural/NFA

Encouraging angling at all levels.

Riding for the disabled

www.rda.org.uk

At RDA, our horses and ponies provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities all over the UK. Our network of 500 volunteer groups organise activities such as riding, carriage driving, vaulting and show jumping to up to 28,000 people each year.

Horse Rangers

www.horserangers.com

The Horse Rangers Association is a registered charity and was founded in 1954 by Raymond Gordon, we were originally based at Shepperton. Through Royal connections, the charity was relocated to the Royal Mews, Hampton Court during the 1960s where we have continued to develop and grow.

Why we need more Friends

With more members our voice is stronger when we campaign to protect the Parks, and with more subscription income we can do more to provide information and education about the Parks, their wildlife and their history.

Join us today!

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Thursday, 28th Sep 8:00 pm

Talk by Terry Gough

Latest report

A perimeter walk of Home Park led by Nicholas Garbutt was enjoyed by over 45 people on 2nd September.Walk in Home Park- 2nd September

Full report...

Information Point

The Information Point next to the Pheasantry Welcome Centre café is where our volunteers help visitors to find out more about the parks and where visitors can purchase souvenirs of your visit to support our work.

Click this panel to visit our Information Point section and also to find out how you can get involved as a volunteer.