Views of London from Richmond Park
From the Pen Ponds access road we turned left and past the Kingston Gate. As we past the large open spaces we past a large herd of deer all relaxing together – clearly the rut was over for them. Next we past a large group of fallow deer, again all together just relaxed! At the Roehampton Gate we continued our trip around the Park along Sawyer’s Hill.
On our right a group of photographers were stalking deer but we had nowhere to park. After we passed the entrance to Holly Lodge we could see the buildings of London away to our right through the cloud.
After the Richmond Gate, where we had entered earlier, we stayed in the Park and stopped at the next car park. We then walked back through the Park towards Sawyer’s Hill. Then we stopped by this gate and looked down the path through the nature reserve towards London.
Under the gate was a flagstone.
On the flagstone was this quote.
In celebration of the life and works of Edward Goldsmith 1928-2009
Erected in 2012 to commemorate the tercentenary of the view to St Paul’s Cathedral
We used the gate to rest our cameras to take views of St Paul’s.
Above us the planes from Heathrow were still taking off as we walked around the wood to Sawyer’s Hill.
At Sawyer’s Hill I could look back towards the gate.
The view was deceptive here and we could just see St Paul’s through the clouds but not as clearly.
We will be back at Sawyer’s Hill on a clearer day.