Selsdon & Sanderstead



'Cosy Cottage'

  Gresham School

The walk begins at Purley Oaks or Sanderstead Station (service from East Croydon) and finishes at the Coombe Lane Tramstop (service to East Croydon)
Travelcard zone 6
Sanderstead was a farming community which still retains some historical buildings. At the beginning of the 19th century Selsdon Farm was converted to a country house and the farm moved to Addington Road. Much of the area was redeveloped by Costains between the wars. There are a number of green spaces open to the public including parks, woods and gardens.

There are cafes and a Wetherspoons pub in Addington Road, Selsdon.

This walk is about 6 miles over varied terrain. There are some uphill sections and the woods can be muddy. This walk is based on the Woodland Ramble published by Croydon Parks Department. It is attractive in May when there are bluebells in the woods and rhododendrons and azaleas at Heathfield. As sections of the walk are off-road a map is recommended. [Route & what to see]

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