Out and About with YMCA White House, Hampton
Excursions, walks meet-ups and more.
Our fortnightly walks are FREE* and start from YMCA White House, leaving promptly at 10am and returning mid-afternoon.
Thursday 29 June: Riverside revelry
What better in late June than to walk with us upstream past Marble Hill House, Ham House, Eel Pie Island and Teddington Lock? A lot to see as you take the riverside walk. We take the 111 bus, then the 65 to The Dysart pub, and join the Thames Path near Richmond. We walk upstream until we reach YMCA Hawker at lunchtime, where we can enjoy lunch together. Then there’s a gentle stroll into Kingston to catch the 111 bus home. [About 4 miles]
Thursday 13 July: Twickenham to Richmond and back
A level walk along the Thames from Twickenham to Richmond with views of Richmond Hill and the Star & Garter. Enjoy a coffee stop under Richmond Bridge, and return walk along the other bank and over the ferry to where we started. We’ll use the R70 for both journeys, and drop into YMCA White House for lunch after. [About 3.5 miles]
Thursday 27 July: Hampton Court to Kingston and back
A pleasant walk from Hampton Court to Kingston and back. On the way, we stroll upstream along the river, and come back through Home Park. There’s a toilet and cafe stop half way in Kingston. The 111 bus takes you to the start, which is also the finish. On our return to YMCA White House you’re welcome to come into the cafe for a late lunch together. [About 4.5 miles]
Thursday 21 September: Richmond Park & Isabella Plantation
A pleasant climb through part of Richmond Park before a stroll round the lush Isabella Plantation. We’ll then descend into the river valley to YMCA Hawker for lunch together. After lunch there’s a walk into Kingston through Canbury Gardens before catching the bus home. [About 4 miles]
Thursday 5 October: Thames upstream from Hampton Court
We take the 111 to Hampton Court. Then we have a gentle (and sometimes muddy) walk along the Thames upstream. We walk until lunchtime at the riverside pub, The Weir. And then, after lunch there’s a bit more walking to the road before we catch the 461 to Hampton Court, and then the 111 home. [About 4 miles]
Thursday 19 October: Around Bushy Park
A pleasant walk to and around Bushy Park. We stop for a coffee at the Pheasantry Cafe, then follow through the Woodland Gardens down to the Thames near The Bell. We then catch the 111 home. On our return to YMCA White House you’re welcome to come into the cafe for a late lunch together. [About 4.5 miles]
Thursday 2 November: Crane Valley
A gentle walk through the Crane Valley Park towards Twickenham and back. We see the old shot tower and take a small detour into a nature reserve on an island in the River Crane. There’s a toilet and cafe stop half way before we return along the other bank of the river. The 111 bus takes you to the start, which is also the finish. On our return to YMCA White House you’re welcome to come into the cafe for a late lunch together. [About 4 miles]
Although free, you will need to pay for your own expenses, such as transport and refreshments. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in good enough health to participate in these walks.
Mind, body and spririt
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An annual senior social membership fee of £25 is required to be eligible for the discounted members rate.
Senior Social Membership
For seniors 60+, a Senior Social Membership costs £25 a year and as well as the fitness class discount, offers a 15% discount on community trips and activities and on food and drink in the café (excluding pre-packaged items).