Richmond Park
Queens Road, Richmond, London, Greater London, TW10 5HU, England, UK.
W: Richmond Park website 

Fallow Deer

Dama dama

Family: Cervidae (Deer)

Habitat: Grasslands, lowland mixed deciduous, wood-pasture and parkland and woodland clearings and edges.

Food: Grass.

Season: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Fallow deer were introduced into southern England in the 1st century AD by the Romans. The male deer is a buck and the female deer a doe. Only the male has antlers. Fallow deer can run at 30 mph and jump almost six foot high.

Fallow Deer (Dama dama) © Rob Bendall

Red Deer

Cervus elaphus

Family: Cervidae (Deer)

Habitat: Grasslands, heathlands and woodland.

Size: Length ♀ 160-210 cm (63-83 in). ♂ 175-250 cm (69-98 in).

Food: Grass.

Season: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Red Deer, Britain's largest land mammal, migrated to Britain from europe 11,000 years ago. Lifespan is up to 18 years. Reddish brown coat in summer, brown to grey in winter.

Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) ♂ ♀ © MTM arr

Shelduck

Tadorna tadorna

Family: Anatidae (Swans, ducks and geese)

Habitat: Coastal, lakes and reservoirs, coastal grazing marsh and estuaries.

Food: Invertebrates, small shellfish and aquatic snails.

Voice: Rapid ack, ack, ack.

Season: All year round. All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Shelduck breed in places such as rabbit burrows, tree holes, or haystacks. The young dive under water to avoid predators, while the parents fly away acting as a decoy.

Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) © MTM MVP VizitIt.com arr

Teal

Anas crecca

Family: Anatidae (Swans, ducks and geese)

Habitat: Lakes and reservoirs, ponds, wetlands and freshwaters, coastal grazing marsh, estuaries and reedbeds.

Size: Length 20-30 cm (7.9-11.8 in). Wingspan 53-59 cm (21-23 in).

Food: Seeds and small invertebrates.

Voice: ♂ keek as a high-pitched ringing clear whistle. ♀ croak.

Season: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A dabbling duck.

Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca) © photo by Tim Bowman

Great Crested Grebe

Podiceps cristatus

Family: Podicipedidae (Grebes)

Habitat: Lakes and reservoirs and ponds.

Size: Length 46-51 cm (18-20 in). Wingspan 59-73 cm (23-29 in).

Voice: Vrek-vrek-vrek. At night koorrr.

Season: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

It has an elaborate mating display that climaxes with a penguin dance. It was hunted almost to extinction in the 19th century. The RSPB was set up to help protect this species.

Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) © JJ Harrison cc

Pintail

Anas acuta

Family: Anatidae (Swans, ducks and geese)

Habitat: Lakes and reservoirs, marsh, ponds, saline lagoon and estuaries.

Size: Length ♀ 51-64 cm (20-25 in) ♂ 59-76 cm (23-30 in). Wingspan 80-95 cm (31-37 in).

Food: Plants and invertebrates.

Voice: Trill repeated whistle.

Season: All year round. Wintering and migrants.

Pintail (Anas acuta) © J.M.Garg cc

Mute Swan

Cygnus olor

Family: Anatidae (Swans, ducks and geese)

Habitat: Lakes and reservoirs, ponds, wetlands and freshwaters, estuaries and rivers and streams.

Size: Length 125-170 cm (49-67 in).

Food: Water plants, agricultural crop plants, insects and snails.

Voice: Occasional grunting, whistling and snorting.

Season: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

One of the heaviest flying birds, 9.2-14.3kg (20-32lb).

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) © MTM MVP VizitIt.com arr
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About

Richmond Park, is the largest of The Royal Parks, extends over 2360 acres and provides habitats for a variety of different species of wildlife including red deer and roe deer. It was created on the orders of Charles I in 1634 and has been open to the public ever since.

The Pen Ponds provide a safe habitat for bird life and waterfowl such as shelduck, wigeon, gadwall, teal, pintail, shoveler, common pochard, goldeneye, black swans, sed-crested pochard, canada and greylag geese, pelicans, moorhen, coot, great-crested grebe and little grebe.

There is a playground for children of all ages at Petersham Gate and at Kingston Gate there is a playground for children under 5.

Deck chairs are available for hire from March through to October. 

Refreshment points offering hot and cold drinks and snacks are located at Broomfield Hill and Pen Pond car parks. Roehampton café serves a range of snacks, drinks and ice creams and has indoor and outdoor seating. Pembroke Lodge provides classic and contemporary English refreshments.

The Royal Parks Foundation is a registered charity that helps improve and maintain the eight Royal Parks. You can adopt flora and fauna, donate and get activly involved. Click the Charity Link for more details.

Access to Richmond Park is free.


Richmond Park consists of several designated areas - National Nature Reserve, Site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Area of Conservation.


Facilities at Richmond Park

Café

Car Park

Toilet

Charity link
http://www.supporttheroyalparks.org/

Places to visit nearby
Ham House   1.06 miles (1.70 km)
Ham House, Ham Street, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7RS, England, UK.
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Ham House is a 17th-Century Stuart house and garden cared for and maintained by the National Trust. The house contains collections of paintings, furniture and ...

Ham House © John Thaxter cc

Marble Hill House   1.23 miles (1.97 km)
Marble Hill House, Montpelier Row, Twickenham, Greater London, TW1 2NL, England, UK.
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Marble Hill House is cared for and maintained by English Heritage.

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Coombe Conduit   2.11 miles (3.40 km)
Coombe Conduit, Coombe Lane West, New Malden, Greater London, KT2 7DD, England, UK.
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Coombe Conduit is cared for and maintained by English Heritage.

Coombe Conduit © MTM MVP VizitIt.com arr

Beverley Meads and Fishponds Wood   2.13 miles (3.43 km)
Beverley Meads and Fishponds Wood, Kingston By Pass, London, Greater London, SW20 0EP, England, UK.
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Beverley Meads and Fishponds Wood is a nature reserve cared for and maintained by London Wildlife Trust.

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Isleworth Ait   2.25 miles (3.62 km)
Isleworth Ait, Lion Wharf Road, Isleworth, Greater London, TW7 7BE, England, UK.
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Isleworth Ait is a nature reserve cared for and maintained by London Wildlife Trust.

Many species can be observed over the course of the year.

Isleworth Ait © JJ Harrison cc

Bushy Park   3.12 miles (5.02 km)
Greater London, TW11 0EQ, England, UK.
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Bushy Park, the second largest of The Royal Parks, extends over 1100 acres and provides habitats for a variety of different species of wildlife including red deer and roe ...

Bushy Park © Rob Bendall

Chiswick House and Gardens   3.24 miles (5.21 km)
Chiswick House and Gardens, Burlington Lane, London, Greater London, W4 2RQ, England, UK.
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Chiswick House and Gardens is cared for and maintained by English Heritage.

Chiswick House and Gardens © MTM MVP VizitIt.com arr

Places to stay nearby
The Petersham Hotel   0.64 miles (1.02 km)
Nightingale Ln TW10 6UZ
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The Petersham Hotel

The Richmond Hill Hotel   0.66 miles (1.06 km)
Richmond Hill TW10 6RW
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The Richmond Hill Hotel

Bingham   0.88 miles (1.42 km)
-63 Petersham Rd TW10 6UT
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Bingham

The Victoria   1.47 miles (2.36 km)
HI 020 8878 3464 10 West Temple Sheen SW14 7RT
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The Victoria

Premier Inn London Richmond   1.77 miles (2.85 km)
London Richmond Premier Inn, Castlegate, Richmond, Greater London, TW9 2LQ, England, UK.
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The Premier Inn London Richmond is part of the Premier Inn group.

Premier Inn London Richmond

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