Taking MH into Richmond Park?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by JACQ, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. JACQ

    JACQ Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    NORWICH
    Good morning all,
    We are staying at the Walton on Thames C&CC site. We're here specifically for Kingston Uni open day tomorrow, with our youngest son. I really fancy taking a visit to Richmond Park, having visited myself while I was waiting for my son when he attended his Uni interview a few weeks ago. Have any of you taken your MHs into the park before? I did see one driving through on my previous visit, but I would hate to persuade Bernie to do this, only to get turned away or worse! We are low emission compliant by the way. :Smile:
     
  2. Mack100

    Mack100 Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2013
    Messages:
    558
    Likes Received:
    691
    Location:
    here
    I use Bushy Park, (also a Royal Park with deer) regularly and Ive seen smallish coachbuilts (6-6.5 metres?) parked there on occasions.
    The car park I'm referring to specifically is the one next to the Diana Fountain lake. There are no marked spaces and it's very large.
    The other areas such as the Pheasantry car park are much smaller and should be avoided.

    This park is also closer to Kingston.

    edit: the phone numbers are:
    Richmond
    0300 061 2200
    Bushy 0300 061 2250

    further edit: you can get a bus no. 461 from Walton to Kingston and then a 371 to Richmond if you decide against the MH.
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2014
  3. John Laidler

    John Laidler Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Messages:
    8,565
    Likes Received:
    11,544
    Location:
    Plympton, Devon
  4. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,228
    Likes Received:
    34,412
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    There are various restrictions in the Royal Parks which operate at different times.

    Your best bet is to contact them - details Here and Here - for specific advice.
     
  5. JACQ

    JACQ Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    NORWICH
    We're probably 8m long, but I noticed that the car park:BigGrin: I used in richmond park didn't have marked bays either. Just going to have a look at Bushy Park on the Royal Parks website, thanks!
     
  6. Mack100

    Mack100 Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2013
    Messages:
    558
    Likes Received:
    691
    Location:
    here
    check my edits, Ive posted some phone numbers and bus info:Smile:
     
  7. ROB1CHELSEA1

    ROB1CHELSEA1 Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2011
    Messages:
    2,431
    Likes Received:
    5,628
    Location:
    Park Lane Bedhampton
    Never thought about taking the motorhome into Richmond park, I live 5mins from it and go there all the time, Isabella Gardens is a park within the park and is nice to walk round. Here's some pics taken last weekend :thumb: me and the little one.
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 2
  8. JACQ

    JACQ Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    NORWICH
    Really grateful for all the advice. Imagine we'll be regular visitors over the next 3 years so all very handy for now as well as the future. I'd never been into any of the Royal Parks until a few weeks ago, never been that keen on London, a country girl at heart, but I loved Richmond Park. Bushy Park will be on our list of must sees too. I've just left a message on the Park's answer phone asking for a callback and I'll update this post with their answer. :BigGrin:
     
    • Like Like x 3
  9. JACQ

    JACQ Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    NORWICH
    Great photos!:thumb:
     
  10. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    10,347
    Likes Received:
    14,771
    Location:
    North Wales.
    Hi, can you tell me the name of the CCC site at Richmond as this could be handy, is it outside the LEZ. thanks.
     
  11. JACQ

    JACQ Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    NORWICH
    It's Walton on Thames Caravan and camping club site,members only. Our Satnav indicated that our route would take us into restricted area, hut we didn't pass any road signs indicating we'd entered low emission zone and the club site states not in low emission area. No shower or toilet block on site, but MH service point. You have to travel down a single track road to get to it, absolutely no possibility of even 2 small cars passing, so they request no arrivals in the morning.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. JACQ

    JACQ Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    NORWICH
    Just spoken to lady on Richmond Park contact number and she confirmed it would be ok for us to visit in the MH. Very happy:BigGrin:
     
    • Like Like x 5
  13. shinysideup

    shinysideup Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2013
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    Surrey
    richmond park

    The isabella has a good cafe and smashing gardens to walk around. On its north side between richmond and roehampton gates is a superb panoramic view over London and Canary wharf. Best seen from driving .... passenger seats looking left.

    Steve.
     
  14. Mack100

    Mack100 Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2013
    Messages:
    558
    Likes Received:
    691
    Location:
    here
    Which car park will you be using?
     
  15. Rapido925M

    Rapido925M Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2014
    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    252
    Location:
    mid-Norfolk
    Slightly OT, but I was pulled up by a warden for driving our school minibus down Birdcage Walk. He informed me that we needed a permit to take anything with more that 8 seats (I think - quite a while ago) into Royal Parks.

    So beware (especially if you have a PVC?) - Gordon
     
  16. JACQ

    JACQ Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    NORWICH
    Parked at the moment at the back of the Roehampton Gate car park. Just cooked and eaten a very late breakfast and we're now about to buy some cake from the cafe for our cup of tea. We will then meander round and try to park at the Isabella plantation. :BigGrin:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  17. ROB1CHELSEA1

    ROB1CHELSEA1 Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2011
    Messages:
    2,431
    Likes Received:
    5,628
    Location:
    Park Lane Bedhampton
    Turn left out your car park and drive past the next right turn and carry on up the big hill then park in car park on your left, walk back across road and head down to Isabella Plantations :Smile: Enjoy.

    Rob.:thumb:
     
  18. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    16,420
    Likes Received:
    34,430
    Location:
    kent
    I used to have a girlfriend who was a student in Kingston.

    Nice place to be with some cracking pubs on the river for your son to while away the hours between study:thumb:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. buttons

    buttons Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Messages:
    12,884
    Likes Received:
    10,680
    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Bushey park is great too it has a number of parking places with a tearoom and plenty of walks. I've been in the camper many times. Parking is free but sometimes difficult to find a space.:thumb:
     
  20. Rob e Lee

    Rob e Lee Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    432
    Likes Received:
    510
    Location:
    Surrey
    Also if you manage to park up in Bushy Park you could walk to through Hampton Court Palace into Home Park (Hampton Court Park). This is a very quiet park and you never see that many people using it. It's a lovely view along Long Water to the Palace and every so often fountains spring up at the very far end (away from Palace). There are exits which lead you onto Thames tow path so very easy to do a circular walk back to Bushy Park.

    Rob
     
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...

Share This Page