Walking in Spring: 5 Local Walks in Surbiton – Part 2
Author: Dr David Brown, Doctor of Chiropractic and Clinic Director at Proback Clinics Surbiton
Following on from last weeks blog, Walking in Spring: 5 Local walks in Surbiton – Part 1, here is part 2.
There are some truly breathtaking sights around Surbiton so why not make a day of it, after your treatment head on over to some of these places and get truly lost in the beautiful scenery & historical sights that are just on your doorstep. Continue reading to find out our recommended walking routes around Surbiton 3 miles & more.
2. Berrylands Nature Reserve – 3 to 3.5 miles
You’ll find this beautiful spot about 1.5 miles away from the clinic, through some of Surbiton’s well-kept neighbourhoods. When you get there, you’ll have 5 hectares of grassland and woodland to explore, along with a wildlife pond and a stream that runs throughout the reserve. There’s a good chance you’ll come across frogs, toads and kingfisher on this walk, so it’s one for nature lovers.
You can then head back to the clinic on the same route as you came, or take a slight detour and extend your walk past the Brave New World Bar and the Berryland’s train station on the Surbiton to Waterloo line.
3. Hampton Court Palace – 5+ miles
You’ll find this elegant royal palace just over 2.5 miles away from the clinic. If you fancy walking there, then it’s a pleasant wander north along the Thames where you’ll brush past some of Kingston’s bars and restaurants.
You then cross over the historic Kingston Bridge whose wooden forbearer dates back 1219 to before turning left on to Hampton Court Road, which takes you all the way to the palace via Hampton Court Maze.
Alternatively you could drive the short distance to reach Hampton Court Palace, thus allowing yourself a couple of hours to explore the palace’s vast grounds.
4. Richmond Park – 5+ miles
You’ll find this sprawling royal park just over 2.5 miles away from the clinic. If you fancy the hour long walk to the park then you can go via Norbiton, or take the more scenic route along the Thames, via Kingston.
Again this is a great place to take a short drive to as when you reach Richmond Park, you’ll need to allow at least a couple of hours if you want to make the most of London’s largest royal park. In fact, covering the whole park in one day might be a stretch, so if you are limited by time then there are a couple of highlights to consider heading to. The Isabella Plantation is an ornamental woodland garden that’s full of exotic plants, while King Henry’s Mound offers views of St Paul’s Cathedral in the distance. Be aware though, the mound is up a steep incline.
5. Epsom Downs – 5+ miles
From here, it’s just a 5-minute stroll to the racecourse, before heading along leafy, Ashley Road, which takes you right into the heart of Epsom’s town centre, just under 2 miles away. Here, you’ll find loads of places to stop for a drink or bite to eat, before heading back to the car park, only this time you can head along Downs Road, another leafy road that runs parallel to Ashley Road.
And remember if your finding your stride is being hampered by persistent aches and pains then book an appointment today with your ProBack Practitioner to open up a world of walking!