Getting out and about for exercise is extremely important during this lockdown period. We have come up with some lovely routes around Walton-on-Thames perfect for your families to go on Bike Rides or walks!!
1. Bushy Park figure-of-eight route
Bushy Park is the second largest of London's parks and features stunning waterways, tree plantations, and wildlife. Take in the beauty with this figure-of-eight route that takes in most of the park's circumference. And if you want to add approximately 4 miles to your route, you can cycle there from Walton-on-Thames, past the Molesey Reservoir nature reserve.
Distance: 5.7 miles
Time: Approximately 45 minutes
Start of the route: Sandy Lane junction with Chestnut Avenue
2. Shepperton - Chertsey
Enjoy the waterways around North Surrey with this circular route, which takes you past exotically named locations like Pharaoh's Island and Ferry Square. Why not stop off halfway round the route for a bite to eat in Weybridge?
Distance: 10 miles
Time: Approximately 1.5 hours
Start of the route: Squires Garden Centre, TW17 8SG
3. Box Hill Olympic Circuit
You'll need to jump into the car for this route, as it's a short drive away from Walton-on-Thames, but it's definitely worth it. This circular route takes you around Headley Warren Nature Reserve, in the Box Hill area of Surrey. It has one reasonably challenging climb of 1.5 miles, so we wouldn't recommend this route for small children.
Distance: 12 miles
Time: Approximately 2 hours
4. Putney Bridge to Weybridge
If you decide to do this route in its entirety, we'd advise you to get a train to Putney Bridge (~40 minutes, one change) and saunter back in your own time, taking in the beauty of Richmond Park and the history of Hampton Court, before stopping off at one of the many watering holes in Kingston-upon-Thames. This route takes in quiet streets and designated cycle paths so are great for all the family - but is long.
Alternatively, to avoid the trains, follow the route in reverse and simply turn round when you feel you're halfway done!
Distance: 18 miles
Time: Approximately 2-3 hours
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