Richmond Park - Sawyers Hill
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Richmond Park - Sawyers Hill

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The Park has changed little over the centuries and although it is surrounded by human habitation, the varied landscape of hills, woodland gardens and grasslands set among ancient trees abounds in wild life.

Richmond Park has been designated as a site of special scientific interest and a National Nature Reserve.

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Text by Steve Smith.

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