Bushy Park covers some 1,100 acres of historic deer park. It was originally enclosed from ploughed farmland into three separate parks by Cardinal Wolsey and Henry VIII between 1500 and 1537.
The Park is famous for its tree-lined vistas such as the mile long Chestnut Avenue leading to the Diana Fountain. The landscape echoes Richmond Park and also contains a series of beautiful woodland gardens. Its many streams and ponds are fed by the Longford River, an artificial waterway, thirteen miles in length which runs from its source at Longford Point on the River Colne, beyond Heathrow Airport, to discharge into the River Thames at Hampton. Originally created by Charles I in 1639 to bring fresh water to Bushy Park and Hampton Court, nine miles of the total length runs outside the Park's boundaries with its grass banks, shrubs and trees forming a "linear nature reserve" through the heart of suburbia.
Hampton Court Road
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Catch the train from Waterloo to Hampton Wick. From here you can walk to Bushy Park entering the park through the Sandy Lane Gates.
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