Photo Post: Morning Walk From Twickenham to Richmond

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It was such a beautiful sunny morning. I couldn’t resist going out for a walk and headed down Twickenham high street towards the river. I went via Corto Italian Deli for a coffee and then from the far end of Church Street, went down on to the riverside and towards Richmond. There was the view (above) across to Eel Pie Island from The Swan pub and then I made my way past Orleans House and on to the towpath that runs along the edge of Marble Hill Park. It had been my intention to follow the River Thames on that side, but I could see the little ferry operating so decided to take it across to Ham and Petersham. Hammerton’s Ferry has been operating since 1908. I think it used to cost an old penny to cross; nowadays it’s £1. I used to do this walk often and thought I really must start doing it again regularly. I’m so lucky to live in this beautiful part of London and one really should make the most of it. Here are my photos, taken with my iPhone6, all the way to Richmond bridge, which I crossed and then got a bus home. I walked 4km.

Orleans House
Orleans House

 

View along the Thames to Richmond
View along the Thames to Richmond

 

Boats moored at Hammerton's Ferry
Boats moored at Hammerton’s Ferry

 

Crossing the Thames, looking towards Richmond
Crossing the Thames, looking towards Richmond

 

Looking back towards Hammerton's Ferry stage
Looking back towards Hammerton’s Ferry stage

 

The ferry heads back to Twickenham side after I've got off
The ferry heads back to Twickenham side after I’ve got off

 

View of Marble Hill House across the river
View of Marble Hill House across the river

 

Walking by Petersham Fields towards Richmond
Walking by Petersham Fields towards Richmond

 

Richmond bridge in the distance
Richmond bridge in the distance

 

Richmond bridge
Richmond bridge

 

Walking across Richmond bridge back to Twickenham
Walking across Richmond bridge back to Twickenham

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