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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Sunday Second Walk - London's Green Belt

SWC Walk 177 – Chipstead to Kingswood

Length: 15.5km (9.6 miles) Toughness: 5 out of 10

09:54 Tattenham Corner train from London Bridge arriving Chipstead at 10:44.
10:02 Bognor Regis train from Victoria (Clapham Junction 10:08) changing at East Croydon (arr 10:17; dep 10:24) arriving Chipstead at 10:44.

The train from London Bridge makes numerous stops at south London and north Surrey suburban stations, so you might be able to pick it up en route if you live in that area.

Return trains from Kingswood to London Bridge are at xx:21 and xx:51 (journey time 59 minutes). Change at Purley or East Croydon for Victoria.

Both stations are within London Travelcard Zone 6

Just outside the London boundary, this undulating walk takes in a variety of ancient woodland, open downs and farmland. Leaf colour in Banstead Wood should be at its best just now.

The main route crosses over itself twice, so various shorter options are possible.

The recommended lunchtime stop is at an out-of-the-way pub, the Well House Inn in Mugswell (01737 830640). The suggested tea place is the Kingswood Arms, close to Kingswood station.

The Walk Directions can be adjusted to omit the sections you won’t need by clicking on “Main” below the map.


PeteB said...

Just n=3 on this walk plus n=1 determined solo walker who we kept bumping into en route. Weather w= dull-but-dry and good underfoot. Leaves off the trees so no colour to speak of.
Well House Inn so crowded that they were not serving any food so we pressed on to Kingswood where 2 stopped for tea whilst I decided to catch an early train which turned out to be possibly the best choice as the next one was cancelled. I think it looked like just an hourly return service this Sunday. Pleasant walk with some good views.

Anonymous said...

Historical duplicate/misleading attendance numbers cleanup project: n=4