Sydenham Common



Shackleton's House
Westwood Hill

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The walk is circular from Sydenham Station. Buses 75 122 176 194 202 312 450.
Travelcard zone 3
200 years ago the area this walk will take you around was Sydenham Common. Covering 500 acres it had undulating hills, streams and valleys. It was used for grazing animals, collecting wood, recreation, hunting and fairs. However in 1810 an enclosure act was passed, ownership passed to local landowners and major changes occurred.

There are some pubs on the route but not all serve food. There are cafes near Sydenham Station. Wells Park is suitable for picnics


This walk is about 3 miles It is all pavement or hard paths and there are some inclines This walk was entered into a competition to design a Lewisham Heritage Trail and was adapted to meet their criteria from one I had already led. The additional information page consists mostly of follow-up ideas many suited to children. [Route & what to see]

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