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Saturday, 30 September 2017

Saturday Walk – Banstead Wood & Chipstead Downs

Extra Walk 177 – Chipstead to Kingswood
Length: Up to 15½ km (9.6 miles). Toughness: 5/10

10:20 Tattenham Corner train from London Bridge (Norwood Jct 10:33, East Croydon 10:37, etc), arriving Chipstead at 10:57. Chipstead and Kingswood are both in TfL Zone 6 so you can use Oyster, contactless or a Travelcard.

Trains back from Kingswood to London Bridge are at 25 & 55 minutes past the hour. Change at East Croydon for Clapham Jct or Victoria.

This is a short but fairly hilly walk close to the London-Surrey border, a mixed landscape of ancient woodland, open downs and farmland. The Well House Inn in Mugswell was taken over by the “Time Well Spent” group in 2015, so the lunch pub will be more food-oriented than you might remember from a previous visit. The tea place is also an attractive pub/restaurant with the bonus of being right next to the station, the Kingswood Arms.

You'll need to print the walk directions from the Chipstead to Kingswood Walk page. You can vary the amount printed in the usual way, depending on whether you want to keep the directions for the short cuts and the alternative ending back to Chipstead.


Anonymous said...

doing this it sounds nice and not far to go outside London

Anonymous said...

Roughly n=25 plus Bofey the very obedient dog. Weather was w=dry_quite_warm_sunny_spells. A very nice walk and one which didn't feel as close to London as it was. I would definitely do it again.