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Richmond Park Route

mrc1mrc1 Posts: 852
edited August 2010 in Commuting chat
Im going to be doing some early mornings in Richmond Park and am looking for the fastest possible route from the Highgate area.

Im figuring on hitting the embankment at Aldwych but am not sure of the fastest route to the park after that?

Could one of you South Westerners please advise?

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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,663
    I believe the 'official' route is along the Embankment and round onto NKR; follow that down to Putney Bridge. On the otherside,turn right along Lower Richmond Road, then cut across Putney Common to arrive at the junction with Roehampton Lane. Along Upper Richmond Road, then left into Priory Lane, and along to Roehampton Gate. Happy to be corrected though.
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  • mrc1mrc1 Posts: 852
    spasypaddy wrote:
    i have a route from finchley down to RP

    I'd be keen to see that if you have it?
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  • mrc1mrc1 Posts: 852
    rjsterry wrote:
    I believe the 'official' route is along the Embankment and round onto NKR; follow that down to Putney Bridge. On the otherside,turn right along Lower Richmond Road, then cut across Putney Common to arrive at the junction with Roehampton Lane. Along Upper Richmond Road, then left into Priory Lane, and along to Roehampton Gate. Happy to be corrected though.

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  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    What RJS said. That's the route I take.
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  • _Brun__Brun_ Posts: 1,740
    Here's my usual route from Tufnell Park. Had to make it walking directions because cars can't take the right turn across Parkway in Camden.
  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    I must try going though Barnes one day. I tend to go over Putney Bridge to get between Shepherd's Bush and Richmond Park since the roads are supposed to be wider and the traffic better.
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  • mrc1mrc1 Posts: 852
    Thanks all

    Il be using the route at around 6am ish so will use trial and error to work out a favourite based on traffic etc but those give me some pretty solid options.
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  • mrc1mrc1 Posts: 852
    Will be trying out the route suggested tomorrow at 5am......

    Will also be doing the reverse leg at circa 8.15am ish to get into work so may see some of you.

    What sort of time am I looking at for leaving the park to getting to upper thames street?
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,663
    :shock: I take it this is RAAM training. I believe it's somewhere around 40 minutes, but you'd better check with CJ and co. I take about 50 minutes from Carshalton to UTS, so that sounds about right.
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  • b_cb_c Posts: 19
    For an FCN 1, RP-Upper Thames St will be comfortably below 40 minutes.
  • mrc1mrc1 Posts: 852
    Thanks chaps and yes indeed it is RAAM training...... :twisted:
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 15,851
    mrc1 wrote:
    Thanks chaps and yes indeed it is RAAM training...... :twisted:

    Then you should be going via Newcastle
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  • mrc1mrc1 Posts: 852
    mrc1 wrote:
    Thanks chaps and yes indeed it is RAAM training...... :twisted:

    Then you should be going via Newcastle

    Im in a 4 man team so not quite that level of mentalness luckily!
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  • mrc1mrc1 Posts: 852
    The "official route" worked really well so thanks gents. Managed to knock out just over 50 miles pre work and still get in early so I am pleased. The park is very peaceful at that time - Im used to the weekend traffic fest.
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,663
    :shock:

    Does sound rather idyllic though; just you and the deer.
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  • mrc1mrc1 Posts: 852
    rjsterry wrote:
    :shock:

    Does sound rather idyllic though; just you and the deer.

    and two other blokes...... :lol:
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