Explore one of London’s eight royal parks, famed for its roaming herds of red and fallow deer.

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Description

Bushy Park is a massive 1,099-acre expanse of grassland, gardens, and waterways situated in Hampton Wick, South West London.

The sprawling grounds are home to deer, woodpeckers, kingfishers, kestrels, and many other kinds of wildlife.

As well as its thriving nature, Bushy Park has beautiful pieces of art and a rich history.

At the end of the mile-long Chestnut Avenue, which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, you’ll see the striking bronze Diana Fountain.

You can also visit The Bushy Park History Room to learn about how the park was used in WWI as farmland to "Dig for Victory," and later in WWII as a US Army base and Eisenhower’s headquarters for planning the 1944 D-Day.

The 5-mile circular walk begins next to Hampton Wick Train Station.

Follow the path through the main gates of Bushy Park, pass by a series of ponds, before going along the beautiful Chestnut Avenue all the way up to the Diana Fountain.

Make a circle around the fountain before heading back down Chestnut Avenue.

Turn left towards the Teddington end of the park, passing through the woodland gardens, where you can stop for a bite at the Pheasantry Cafe.

After the gardens, you will join back up with Cobbler’s Walk, which will take you back to your starting point next to Hampton Wick Train Station.

This is a nice, easy-going trail on a flat path, making it a great excursion for all the family.

Sources: https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/bushy-park https://northamptonshirewalks.co.uk/walks-outside-northamptonshire/walk-76-a-right-royal-stroll-bushy-park-hampton-court-palace/