This piece is part of our 2021 Community Flash series, showcasing new writing by the Wandsworth Carers Centre Writers Group. You can read more about the background to this project in our introduction to this series, find out more about Wandsworth Carers Centre on their website, and find them on Twitter @CarerWandeworth.
My Favourite Place
One of my favourite places to walk is the tow path at Richmond. Being near the river makes me feel peaceful. I enjoy watching the wildlife ducks, geese, swans and sometimes even a heron.
At weekends the tow path is very busy with cyclists, walkers, joggers, people of every kind.
There is an ice cream van parked there which offers many ice cream treats.
At full tide the river is busy with many types of boats sailing by. If you are a rower, you can hire a boat to take on the river. Alternatively, there are cruises running from Richmond to many destinations.
The atmosphere of the tow path makes me feel good, lifts my spirits. Yes Richmond by the river is the place for me!