Sunday 15 October Autumn Chalk Downland in Whyteleafe
Join Marion Davis to view the colours of leaves and fruits, walk ancient routeways and get some fresh air too! A 4 mile, 2.5 hour hilly walk leaving from Whyteleafe Recreation Ground, Hillbury Road (near Whyteleafe and Upper Warlingham station).
Grid ref: 341 586
Sunday 26 November Kings Wood Goes to Sleep
Sanderstead’s ancient woodland is rich in native species. Discover how it prepares for winter and next year’s growth with Marion Davis (Friends of Kings Wood volunteer). Meet at 10am at Kings Wood, from where Orchard Road enters the woodland, off Limpsfield Road B269. Grid ref: 349 603
The walks are free, but donations to "The Friends of the Downlands Project" are welcomed
Back to top
The Downlands Countryside Management Project produces a range of
leaflets describing circular walks within its Project area.
All of the following are available free by sending a stamped addressed
A5 sized envelope, with the titles of the leaflets you require to
the Downlands Countryside Management Project at South East Area
Office, Surrey County Council, The Omnibus Building, Lesbourne Road,
Reigate, Surrey, RH2 7JA.
- Downlands Circular Walk 7 miles or
Beautiful chalk downland scenery in Happy Valley with surrounding
woods and farms.
- Woldingham Countryside Walk 6.5 miles
or 4.5 miles
Tranquil, hidden valleys, chalk downland, varied woodlands.
- Banstead Countryside Walk 5 miles.
Varied scenery – Banstead Woods [SSSI], chalk downland, farmland.
- Banstead Woods Nature Trail 2 miles
Large ancient woodland, a SSSI, varied habitats, ongoing management.
- Sutton Countryside Walk 5 miles.
Farmland, woodland, Woodcote Estate and Smallholdings.
- Oaks Park Nature Trail 2 miles
Stroll through Oaks Park with meadows and woodland.
- Blanchman’s Farm Nature Trail 0.6
Community wildlife area since 1991, many environmental improvements.
Over 10,000 native trees planted in hedges and copses. Meadows.
Leaflets, produced by local authorities in the area,
are also available free from the Downlands Project. Our project area
links into sections of the London Loop and the Capital Ring:
London Walking Forum
London Outer Orbital Path [LOOP]
A 150 mile (240 km) circular walk through the best of outer London’s
countryside. This "M25 for walkers" is broken into 24
sections ranging from 3.5-10.5 miles (5.5-15 km), all of which are
further sub-divided into shorter sections and conveniently connected
to public transport. Each walk is peppered with cafés, pubs
and picnic areas and links to other walks.
The section south of the Thames, which is covered by leaflets 1
– 8, is available as a pack from the Downlands Project. Please send
an SAE to the Downlands Project at the address at the bottom of
The Capital Ring
This is a 72 mile (116 km) circular walk linking green spaces,
commons, rivers and canals within a radius of 10 miles (16 km) of
Charing Cross. Divided into 15 sections ranging from 3 to 5.75 miles
(5 – 9.25 km), this walk will surprise even lifelong Londoners with
its wonderful variety. The RING makes contact with 19 other walks
as it circles the Capital.
For more information on the London LOOP have a look at the Ramblers
If you have any comments on this page please let us have your Feedback
Back to top