Wimbledon to Richmond

Distance 8 miles /12.5 km

This walk starts from outside Wimbledon Station, from where we soon reach the site of the first ever world tennis championship, held between 22 all male contestants. Our street walk then passes a wide variety of housing and an unusual Victorian electricity transformer station before reaching Wimbledon Common. Passing through wrought iron gates we arrive at Cannizaro House and Park. Wimbledon Common together with Putney Heath is the largest area of heathland in London and we head across it, seeing the famous windmill, and negotiating a golf course, to reach Queensmere Lake.