Category Archives: Croydon Ramblers

Croydon Health Walks anniversary strolls, Sep 30

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Greyhounds get in the traps for start of dog-walking group

A South Croydon dog-owner has established a new group to combine two passions: her pet greyhound and walking in the local countryside, with the Surrey Sighthounds Walking Group having its first meeting this Sunday, February 26, starting at 11am.

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Architect offers fresh perspective on our ‘mini-Manhattan’

‘Imagine a world full of towns like Croydon – uniformed commercial utility. Croydon was built by capitalism to reiterate capitalism. It makes people servile. Croydon is deathtown’* The Architecture Foundation know how to sell a thing, don’t they?

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Take a stroll around the capital with TfL’s free Winter Wanders

Spectacular views, hidden gems and green parkland can all be enjoyed on a crisp stroll around the capital as part of Transport for London’s winter walking weekend this month. And it’s all free – but you’d better be quick to … Continue reading

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Mind in Croydon’s Positive Steps 2016, June 26

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Discover history of Farthing Downs and Coulsdon, Mar 21-22

There are two guided history walks coming up in Coulsdon later this month, organised through Coulsdon Commons, the body under the City of London Corporation which manages the downland. Hidden history of Coulsdon Common Sat Mar 21, 10am – 12noon … Continue reading

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Chipstead farm throws open its gates for Sunday open day

As any listener to The Archers would know, it’s national Open Farm Sunday this weekend, June 8, and south of Coulsdon, Shabden Park Farm and the Back to Nature Farm Shop, just off Chipstead High Road, will be open to … Continue reading

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Ramblers set off with Coulsdon and Selsdon walks: Jan 8

Croydon Ramblers are staging two walks tomorrow morning, Wednesday January 8, around Selsdon and Coulsdon Common. The Selsdon walk, which begins at 10.30am, is about five miles, and takes in Little Heath Woods, Heathfield and Croham Hurst. Meet at Sainsbury’s … Continue reading

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Shabden Park Farm sheep dog trials: Sat Aug 31

One Man and His Dog is coming to a farm near you this Saturday, when Shabden Park Farm, just south of Coulsdon, stages a charity sheep dog trials and picnic. Starting bright and early at 8.30am on August 31, and … Continue reading

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Celebrate the re-opening of Wandle Park in colourful waters

It’s the official re-opening of Wandle Park today, with six hours of activities from noon. All free, according to the organisers, which considering it is being staged in a public park is no more than ought to be expected. The … Continue reading

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Shabden Park Farm’s open day: June 9

Shabden Park Farm, down the Chipstead Valley Road from Coulsdon, is playing its part in Open Farm Sunday this weekend, from 10am to 4pm on June 9. There will be sheep shearing demonstrations, with working sheep dogs being used to … Continue reading

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Parish boundary given a thorough beating for tradition’s sake

While he’s often in the past been accused of rambling, STEVEN GAUGE found good reason to do so to the south of Croydon over the weekend In an ancient tradition that has gone on for three or possibly four years, … Continue reading

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Dear Boris: an open letter on transport to the Mayor of London

Boris Johnson Mayor of London City Hall 14th February 2013 Dear Mr Johnson, I’m a non-driver – I have been all my life – so I have a strong vested interest in public transport. I use trains, trams or buses … Continue reading

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Take some Positive Steps to help Mind: May 25

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Mind in Croydon is holding a charity walk in Lloyd Park on May 25. Starting at 10am, people can walk for up to 13 miles. “Please don’t let the distance put you off, we … Continue reading

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Farthing Downs dormice highlight of ranger’s talk

The Friends of Farthing Downs hold a meeting at Coulsdon Library on Wednesday evening from 7.15 to hear from Dominic North, the ranger who looks after Happy Valley. Part of the ranger’s talk will detail his work supervising a rare … Continue reading

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Weekend rambles: London Loop from Banstead (11 miles)

Walk London is hoping to stage a significant walk around a 11-mile stretch of the London Loop from Banstead station this Saturday, January 26. The organisers state that, “This is a rural walk along relatively level ground combining some beautiful … Continue reading

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Walk your way to fitness in 2013 with local rambles

It’s too late for a 2013 London Marathon entry, the sponsored swim at Purley Pool is too far distant, and the weekly 5km Park Runs in Lloyd Park, on Roundshaw Downs, at Riddlesdown or in Banstead Woods might be a … Continue reading

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Where there’s a wheel, there ought to be a way for cyclists

Croydon is scarred by urban motorways that divide the borough, cutting off people from their homes and work. KRISTIAN GREGORY, of the Croydon Cycling Campaign, says it is time to make people more of a priority than cars The picture … Continue reading

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Bizarre weather sees bazaar’s SOS for wildlife

The wettest summer in recorded history could cause the deadliest winter yet known for wildlife, according to local ecologists, who are staging a charity event on Sunday to raise cash to help feed the birds and animals. The Heathfield Ecology … Continue reading

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Heathfield House staging heritage open weekend, Sep 15-16

There’s no need to travel far this weekend for your traditional English cream tea with no end of scrumptious offerings available at Heathfield House at the Green Heritage Fair on Saturday and Sunday, September 15-16. You can enjoy a baked … Continue reading

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Local ramblers on the march in Farleigh and Banstead

Croydon Ramblers have two local walks planned in the coming days which are open to new-comers, and if the weather is not too grim, ought to offer some gentle exercise and new perspectives on the surrounding area. The first begins … Continue reading

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