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Sunday, 27 October 2019

Sunday Walk: Chipstead to Kingswood

Chipstead to Kingswood
Length: 15.5km (9.6 miles) Toughness: 5/10

09:54 Tattenham Corner train from London Bridge, calling at numerous stations in south London and north-east Surrey, including East Croydon 10:26), arriving at Chipstead at 10.52.
Or 09:55 Brighton train from Victoria, changing at East Croydon (arr 1014; dep10:26) on to the Tattenham Corner train from platform 6, to arrive at Chipstead at 10.52.

Return trains from Kingswood to London Bridge, are at xx:27 and xx:57 (journey time 65 mins). Change at East Croydon for Victoria.

All stations on the Tattenham Corner line are within zone 6, so use your Oyster card or buy a one-day off-peak Travelcard.

Just outside the London boundary, this undulating walk takes in a varied landscape of ancient woodland, open downs and farmland. The trees in Banstead Woods in particular should be showing fine autumn colours. Short cut options are available both in the morning and in the afternoon, saving 2km and 5km respectively.

The suggested lunch pub is the Well House Inn (01737 830640) at Mugswell, halfway through the walk.

You will need to download the Walk Directions



Anonymous said...

The Pub near the station is a nice place to have tea and they do puddings. If you get to Kingswood early, a possible 2nd option is The Waterhouse Cafe near the station on Waterhouse Lane, which is open until 3pm. I say possible because their website says the kitchen closes at 2pm but I think that may refer to their lunch menu.

Anonymous said...

Walk is in the diary...

Unknown said...

N=24, W=sunny_am_then_cloud_pm. The group soon got dispersed with the many variations in Banstead Woods. This is walk where you need to read the words not just follow lines on you map. The `permissive path along the road to the Well House Inn is almost impassible now and unfortunately its best to walk along the road. The pub managed to reserve tables for 8 plus 2, food was mostly good with a very generous home made chicken and leek pie. The aubergine tangine was less wonderful but overall they did well to accomodate us on a busy Sunday lunch.

Anonymous said...

`permissive path along the road to the Well House Inn is almost impassible now"

A start was made today...~50-100 metres in progress

Anonymous said...

Big thank you to those clearing the path.
You are stars.

Anonymous said...

Is that SWC clearing the path? If so let m know when you are next going and I'll help if I can make it.

Anonymous said...

I could help out as well depending on when it is, bring your secateurs people !