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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Mid-week Day Walk Riddlesdown to Coulsdon South

Riddlesdown to Couldson South

Kenley Common, Happy Valley and Farthing Down

Book 2 Walk 15      

Length :  17 km or 10½ miles

Toughness :  4 out of 10

Getting there :  Catch the 10:23 am train from London Victoria to Riddlesdown
Calling Stations:

  • Clapham Junction:  Departs 10:28 am
  • East Croydon:      Departs 10:41 am

Meeting point :  Riddlesdown Station at 10:48 am

Tickets :  If you're fortunate enough to be less that 60 years old and live in London, then a suitable Oyster/Travelcard (covering zone 6 and the zones you will pass through) will do the trick.
I'd suggest that those who will be starting outside the "Great Wen" travel zones should seek advice from their local ticket office for the best tickets to buy.
The rest of you may of course, use your Freedom/Boris passes

Brief Description

With the weather predicted to be warm, but possibly rainy, I've posted this weeks walk fairly near to London with hopefully not too much mud en route.
Lunch is at the Fox where you may drop out and catch a 466 bus to East Croydon.
You can also shorten the afternoon section of the walk by about 4½ km if the rain is heavy.
You may find full details of this walk here and a downloadable PDF here

Art Rebellion may be found by ignoring the signed left turn to Coulsdon South Station and continuing along Marlpit lane on the right-hand pavement to the flyover passing the under the road and railway to reach a roundabout. Here, continue in the same direction and after about 100 metres, bear right into Brighton Road. Art Rebellion may be found on the right in approximately a further 100 metres.
The Poppy Café opening times can be a little unpredictable, but it overlooks the peaceful Coulsdon Memorial Ground and has outdoor seating.

Suggested Lunch stop

The Fox, Coulsdon Common CR3 5QS  t: 01883 330401 

Suggested Tea stops

Art Rebellion 171 Brighton Road Coulsdon CR5 2NH t: 020 8668 0007
Poppy Café  Coulsdon Memorial Ground, Marlpit Lane, Coulsdon, CR5 2HE  t: 01737 669496


OS Explorer : 146 and a tiny bit of 161

Return train times

Oodles of Thameslink and Southern trains return from Coulsdon South to London Bridge and St. Pancras.
Victorians will need to change at East Croydon.  If you yen for further walking at Victoria Station, you may catch the 18:45 train to Sydenham Hill (platform 3 at the time of writing) there for the midweek evening walk.

On this day in 1997 "The Deep Blue"  defeated Garry Kasparov to win a six-game chess match 


PeteG said...

Four people got off the train and at least two of us finished, and got wet in a post lunch downpour.

Anonymous said...

n=4 w=wet