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Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Wednesday Walk Chipstead to Kingswood

Chipstead to Kingswood T=swc.177

Length: 15¼ km (9.5 miles). Four hours walking time
 5 out of 10

"Just outside the London boundary, this undulating walk takes in a varied landscape of ancient woodland, open downs and farmland. You will have plenty of company in the popular recreational areas of Banstead Wood and Chipstead Downs, but few dog-walkers venture across the railway into the network of footpaths, horse rides and quiet lanes which make up the walk's middle section.
On the other side of the railway a section along an open valley in Shabden Park and across a golf course takes you to an out-of-the-way pub for lunch.
The return route starts along a remote area of quiet country lanes and narrow paths, followed by a woodland path through the Shabden Park's Long Plantation. After going back across the railway the final section is around the southern edge of Banstead Wood and across farmland to Kingswood station."

Trains: Get the 0947 Southern train from London Bridge to Caterham, Tattenham Corner (1002 East Croydon) arriving 1029. Return trains xx16 & xx46. Return to Kingswood. These stations are in Zone 6' so use Oyster.

Lunch: The suggested lunchtime stop is the Well House Inn (01737-830640) in Mugswell, after 8¼ km serves lunch until around 2.30pm.

Tea: The Waterhouse Café open to 3.30pm Mon–Fri on Waterhouse Lane. The alternative is the Kingswood Arms directly opposite the station.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

As well as the pub in Kingswood, there's also The Waterhouse Cafe, which is open until 4pm.
https://www.waterhousecafe.co.uk/

Anonymous said...

18 alighted from the train, to be met by two locals at the start of the walk. One more joined mid-morning and two more at lunchtime so n=22 walkers, plus two well behaved dogs, in total. We were lucky to have w=sunny_and_calm conditions and not much mud. All in all, a very pleasant walk through woods and across open valleys.