Category Archives: Walks

Following the footsteps of DH Lawrence to the end of the LOOP

WANDLE WANDERER: There’s a slight end-of-term feel to our non-resident rambler, KEN TOWL, as he sets off on what for him is the final Croydon stage of the London Orbital walk, the LOOP. He’s even walked straight past a pub … Continue reading

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Downlands Partnership anniversary event, Chipstead, Jul 7

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Football-free walk takes in murder, rare orchids and the stars

WANDLE WANDERER: It’s a couple of months since our non-resident rambler, KEN TOWL, reached Hamsey Green on the fourth section of the London Orbital walk, the LOOP. On Sunday lunchtime, he picked up where he left off, and headed in … Continue reading

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Peacocks, flamingos and 400 years of history at one school

WANDLE WANDERINGS: One of the country’s leading independent schools happens to have a mini-zoo in its grounds, which are rarely open to the public. WALKER DUNELM strolled through Whitgift School on its open day Even when it’s going to a … Continue reading

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London Bridge isn’t falling down – it’s a place full of life

WANDLE WANDERER: Our intrepid rambler, KEN TOWL, doesn’t just take on walks around the countryside near Croydon. He’s happy to do a pub crawl in an area that ought to be within easy reach by train Last week was saw … Continue reading

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Guided walk among the orchids of Whyteleafe, Jun 10

With orchids close by and often not noticed find out what other beauties flourish here on the downland slopes between Whyteleafe, Kenley and Sanderstead. Meet at Whyteleafe Recreation Ground Car Park at 10.30am on Sunday, June 10. This will be … Continue reading

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Global Greyhound Walk comes to Banstead Heath, Jun 10

The Great Global Greyhound Walk 2018 is coming to Banstead Heath on Sunday June 10 with local sighthounds – greyhounds, whippets, all kinds of lurcher, and others – invited to take part in this international event, which sees thousands of … Continue reading

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