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Saturday, 19 October 2019

Saturday Walk: Upper Warlingham/Whyteleafe to Hayes

10 miles/16km
(or 7.3 miles with alternate start from New Addington)

This is a walk through some fine countryside close to London, with a great lunchtime pub.

Trains: Take the 09:50 from London Victoria (East Croydon 10:10), arriving at Upper Warlingham at 10:22.  (It is also possible to start from Whyteleafe station which is just a few minutes away from Upper Warlingham station).
Return from Hayes, xx00/30 to Charing Cross, xx15/45 to Cannon Street.
All stations are within Zone 6 and covered by Oystercard.

Lunch: The White Bear, Fickleshole (01959 573166), 4.9 miles/7.8km into the walk. Attractive 16th century pub, good food served all day.

Tea: Java and Chai Tea Room, 17 Station Approach. The New Inn, large Harvester pub/restaurant opposite the station.

Click here for full details and walk directions


Anonymous said...

n=18 assembled at Upper Warlingham station, welcome newcomers! The forerunner suffered a minor giro failure but we were soon all on track to the local recreation ground bathed in w=glorious_autumn_sunshine and up through Roundburrow Shaw through to Farleigh and the lunch stop at Fickleshole.
As ever, the White Bear proved to be an excellent "olde world" pub with open fires and attentive staff. Some hardier types even sat out for lunch. Most set of for Hayes and the standard afternoon leg, but rumour has it that two headed off to Addington and were whisked back to East Croydon on the tram.
Many thanks to CH for posting this delightful walk so near to London

Bill S said...

Three of us who took tea in Hayes were joined on the train home by a late started, making n=19.

Llama Pyjama said...

I was part of a group of 6 who were last to leave the lunch pub, we didn't have GPX etc. and so were reliant on the written instructions. We got lost around Point 28: 'Head for a hidden stile recessed on the right-hand side of the next field (direction 20 degrees), passing to the right of 2 large oak trees'. We had a compass and we passed to the right of the oak trees, but couldn't find the stile. Could you please re-write this section with greater clarity for walkers using only the written instrustions.

Chris L said...

Sorry to those who got lost. I don't understand how you missed the stile, which hasn't previously proved so elusive, but I will look again to see if the directions can be made clearer.