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By Helena Smith

The tough advisor to Walks in London and Southeast England is the last word advisor to jogging during this richly diversified quarter. The booklet is for walkers of each skill, with different itineraries from picturesque forest strolls within the center of the town, to get-away-from-it-all weekend hikes in the course of the South Downs. The routes are distinct and easy-to-follow with descriptions of attractions alongside the best way, in addition to full of life historical past beneficial properties on every thing from smugglers’ stories to stone circles. There are nice strategies for areas to consume and feature a pint alongside the way in which, even if you decide a canal stroll within the capital or a hike alongside the Ridgeway. With a full-colour creation and exact, easy-to-read maps, this is often the must-have advisor when you aren’t afraid to get their boots muddy.

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A startled-sounding Thomas Hutchinson, governor of Massachusetts, dined at Kenwood in 1779 and wrote, “a Black came in after dinner and sat with the ladies, and after coffee, walked with the company in the gardens, one of the young ladies having her arm within the other”. He also remarked on Mansfield’s affection for Dido. The year Lord Mansfield died, 1793, Dido married John Davinier, a gentleman’s steward. They had three sons and lived in Pimlico, in comfortable circumstances, though not in the splendour provided by Kenwood.

There’s a sense that the city hasn’t yet encroached here, even though you’re just a few hundred metres away from the northern reaches of Kingston upon Thames, while the suburbs of Twickenham and Teddington lie on the opposite bank, obscured by mixed woodland and weeping willows. Surprisingly, this apparently rural landscape is very much a product of its urban surroundings. Prior to World War II, the Ham Lands – the stretch of meadow flanking the Richmond side of the river between Ham House and Teddington Lock – was an ugly, industrial landscape, scarred with gravel pits.

The path cuts through a thin strip of woodland, then joins a narrow lane where you need to turn right. You pass Mace Farm and carry on up the lane; beyond Mace Farm, the tarmac peters out and you’re on a path, which you follow for 500m downhill into Foxberry Wood. Ignore the yellow waymarker that leads off to the right and go straight ahead. Some 150m further on, follow the public bridleway sign with the yellow arrow that leads left out of the wood and uphill between two fields. The path winds between tall hedgerows and light woodland until eventually you come out at a country lane.

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