Tamsin Trail, Richmond Park

Tamsin Trail in Richmond Park is a welcome return to nature after the busy concrete jungle of the city. A luscious green space in the heart of London, Richmond Park is a beautiful place to spend time with your children and offers the entirely traffic-free Tamsin Trail cycle route.

The gift of an anonymous benefactor who wanted the trail named for his daughter, Tamsin Trail is a gravel path which includes two short climbs near Kingston Gate and some long slow inclines near Pembroke Lodge and Sheen Gate.

Stop at King Henry VIII Mound near Pembroke Lodge for a stunning view of St Paul’s Cathedral in Central London. Take a short detour to the top of Sawyer’s Hill located between the Richmond Gate and Sheen Gate for an exceptional view across into Central London. Don’t forget to look for the deer too. Remember to take your camera!

Richmond Park was created by Charles I in 1637 as a deer hunting reserve.


Tamsin Trail is located within Richmond Park in south-west London between Twickenham and Wimbledon.

Let’s Pedal

Tamsin Trail is a circular route accessible from any of the entrances into Richmond Park. Follow the route and end where you started.

Route Distance

FromToDistance (Miles)Distance (Km)
Your entry pointYour entry point7.3511.8


You will find a number of refreshment stops available along the route near:

Broomfield Hill, Pen Pond car parks (disabled parking only), and adjacent to Pembroke Lodge car park.

For meals, the Roehampton Café is located at Roehampton Gate car park.


Toilets are located at:

Roehampton Gate, Robin Hood Gate, Still Pond (summer only), Kingston Gate, Ham Gate, Petersham Gate, Richmond Gate, Sheen Gate

Cycle Hire available at:

Roehampton Gate car park

Tourist information available at:

Roehampton Gate

How to get here

By Car

Richmond Park is located between Twickenham, Wimbledon and Roehampton. The south and east sides of the park are accessible from the A3 and A308. The north side by South Circular Road, and the west side by A307. Look for the signposts.

Car Parking

Free car parking available near to the cycle route at these locations:

Car ParkLocationPostcodeCost
Roehampton GatePriory Lane, LondonSW15 5JPFree
Robin Hood GateA3, LondonSW15 3RSFree
Broomfield HillNear Kingston ValeKT2 7LRFree
Kingston GateOff Queen’s Road, Broomfield HillKT2 5JNFree
Pembroke Lodge
(Petersham Park Car Park)
Queen’s RoadTW10 5HXFree
Sheen GateEast SheenSW14 8BJFree
Pen PondRichmond ParkTW10 5HRFree (disabled parking only)

By Cycle

National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 4 from Kingston upon Thames or Putney runs through the centre of Richmond Park.

By Train

Mortlake, Richmond or Sheen.


  • Distance (miles): 7.35
  • Distance (km): 11.8
  • Start: Roehampton Gate
  • Finish: Roehampton Gate
  • Type: Trail
  • Surface: Gravel
  • Sat Nav: SW15 5JP


  • Car Park
  • Cycle Hire
  • Free Entry
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • Tourist Information

Cycle Hire


Roehampton Gate Car Park
Richmond Park
SW15 5JR

Opening Times

Open all year round except for any temporary closures due to works.

Open to vehicles from 7:00 AM in the summer and 7:30 AM in the winter. Vehicle gates close at dusk all year round. Pedestrian gates open 24 hours.


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