This very attractive section of quite strenuous walking features in quick succession four commons controlled by the Corporation of London. Riddlesdown, Kenley Common, Coulsdon Common and Farthing Downs - the latter providing a long ridge walk with fine views and grazing cattle. Each has its own walk with which this section can be combined - see Coulsdon Commons Circular Walks.
6 miles ( 10 km)
Hamsey Green (GR 350-595)
Coulsdon South station (GR 299-590)
East to west
Mostly level, but three long climbs (two of them very steep with steps). Mostly rough tracks, footpaths and grassy fields. Two stiles. 1.6km (1 mile) beside roads
Signage complete both ways
Pubs and cafés at Hamsey Green and Coulsdon South. Pubs at Godstone Road, Kenley Aerodrome and Coulsdon Common. Occasional kiosk at Farthing Downs. Public toilets at Farthing Downs
Rail: Coulsdon South
Buses: Hamsey Green, Godstone Road, Coulsdon Common, Coulsdon South
For more information on public transport please see Transport for London's Journey Planner.
Riddlesdown Circular Walk, Kenley Common & Dollypers Hill Circular Walk, Coulsdon Common & Happy Valley Circular Walk, Farthing Downs & Devilsden Wood Circular Walk, Downlands Circular Walk, Socratic Trail
Explorer 146 also 300m on Explorer 161 (route marked)
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