I simply do not understand how things like this happen.
When the upper path was created along the river Richmond and Kingston Councils decided to use a light gravelly finish to suit the natural setting. Now a small section of the path has been repaired by Kingston Council (just north of Royal Park Gate) with ugly black tarmac.
The tarmac is completely inappropriate for the location and there is a stark contrast to the existing path that makes the repair stand out even more. It is a mess and one that should not have been allowed to happen.