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Find the best Richmond walks. The Ramblers Association now have a greatly improved website which is an exceptional resource for all walkers, hikers and young families wanting to go for walks with young children. This site lists everything from historical walks to leader led walks to any really arduous walks within the Premier Inn Twickenham East area.

Find A Walk Near Me by Walking Britain is a truly excellent and free resource. Just enter where you are or where you would like to walk - and print out directions. The walks are graded and you can buy a specific map of the area at the same time. These are proper OS maps and weather proofed if required.

I always think of walking as one of the few activities you can do for free - and now you can with this guide!

Walking, Hiking and Outdoor Shops

Mountain Warehouse

47-49 The Quadrant, Richmond TW9 1DN, UK – 020 8940 7740

The manager Ted was extremely nice and helpful when I had to return some socks. Seems like they have great staff and a wide range of options!

Nice shop in Richmond for all manner of clothing and accessories.

Funky Leisure

Unit 3, Business Centre, Drummond Place, Twickenham TW1 1JN, UK – 020 3411 4640

The people at Funky Leisure are amazing. After being let down by another supplier of leisure goods who after 2 weeks failed to delivery on promised dates, Funky Leisure had the goods delivered in less than 24 hours. A big thanks for getting me out of a situation. Amazing customer service.

Ordered some Trangia accessories online. Requested a quick delivery if possible. My email was answered quickly and the delivery (UK to mainland Europe) within 4 days. Perfect, recommended!

Sports Direct Hounslow

193/199 High St, Hounslow TW3 1BL, UK – 0344 332 5373

Friendly staff. Good range. Better than few other sports direct stores.

Everlast products are cheap on price but not last 2 months . Store force customers to buy 2 jeckets or trousers. Buy 1 for £20 or buy 2 for £28 it's just £8 so customers spend more and store products sell faster

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Another good one. Walkingworld has huge library of guides with a good selection of walks, of varying lengths and grades, pretty well anywhere in the UK. The walks come in an excellent format making them very easy to follow, with photographs to illustrate every important decision point and a proper Ordnance Survey map.

A modist annual subscription gives you unlimited access to all the walks. However you can Pay As Go by downloading indiviual walks.

Crucially you can also find walks France, Spain, Norway, Portugal and Australia!

Camping and Caravaning

Forest School Meeting Point

Riverside Dr, Richmond TW10 7RP, UK

Good shortcut to the lock

Lovely surroundings close proximity to the river Thames.

Forest School Basecamp

Richmond TW10 7NB, UK – 07737 644119

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Looking for dog friendly cottages around Richmond? The 'Dog Friendly Cottages' website looks like any other self-catering accommodation website but every single one should be dog friendly! This saves worrying and going through all the small print. However you you may need to check with the owner where the dog is expected to sleep and the what size of dog you can have!
Dog People find this is such a great website. If you have dogs who go on holiday with you just enter TW2 5PE and everything from dog friendly Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels to dog friendly walks and beaches come up. The Dog People site covers Bed & Breakfast, Holiday Parks, Hotels, Self Catering, Pubs & Food, Days Out. Enjoy!
'Walks with Buggies' is a must for walking parents with young children, babies or even grannies and grandpas! If you would like to walk around Premier Inn Twickenham East or Middlesex just select your nearest town, length of walk and type of walk. You will not only be able to download detailed OS maps free of charge but you can read reviews of walks and their ratings - and add your own afterwards! Enjoy

Snake bites

Most snake bites in the UK are not serious. But it's important to get all snake bites checked as soon as possible.

Call 999 or go to A&E immediately if:

  • you think you, or someone else, has been bitten by a snake

Find your nearest A&E

Information:

If you're not in the UK when you are bitten by a snake, contact the emergency medical services in the country you're in.

Get foreign travel advice on GOV.UK

What to do while you're waiting for help

Do

  • stay calm, most snake bites in the UK are not serious and can be treated

  • keep the part of your body that was bitten as still as you can

  • lie in the recovery position if you can

  • take paracetamol for any pain

  • try to remember the colour and pattern of the snake to tell the doctor

  • take off any jewellery and loosen clothes near the bite, in case it swells

Don’t

  • do not go near the snake, or try to catch or kill it

  • do not try to suck or cut the poison (venom) out of the bite

  • do not tie anything tightly round the part of the body where the bite is

  • do not take aspirin or ibuprofen, as they can make bleeding worse

What happens at the hospital

You will usually need to stay in hospital for at least 24 hours if you have been bitten by a snake.

The bite will be cleaned and bandaged. You may be given an injection to help protect you from tetanus.

If you were bitten by a poisonous (venomous) snake you will be treated with a medicine to fight the venom. This is given through a thin tube into a vein, called a drip.

Types of UK snake

Only 3 types of snake are found in the wild in the UK.

The adder is the only venomous snake, but you should get all snake bites checked as soon as possible.

Telling the doctors the colour and pattern of the snake that bit you could help them treat it.

Click to see images of the our three types of snake and what to do if you get bitten

www.nhs.uk/conditions/snake-bites