field trip :: richmond park

Last weekend was a hot and sunny one, so we hopped on the bus and took a stroll around Richmond Park. One of the largest Royal Parks in London covering an area of 2,500 acres, Richmond Park was originally a deer-hunting park and still has 300 red deer and 350 fallow deer.

I believe the Park’s history dates back to the beginning of Edward (1272-1307) and the deer were first introduced in the park in 1625 by Charles I. In 1637, he decided to enclose the land to turn it into a hunting ground and the walls remain to this day.

… a green escape from a busy city!

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