Category Archives: Walks

Shirley’s surprises hidden in the heath on Addington Hills

WANDLE WANDERINGS: Under gin-blue skies, KEN TOWL headed for the hills and encountered views that could rival a New England Fall Advertisements in the Sunday newspaper supplements for trips to Boston to see the glories of the New England “Fall”, … Continue reading

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Car lobbyist Morgan now insists: don’t walk, it’s dangerous

Walking to school is dangerous. That’s the considered advice of a … car campaigner from Coulsdon, as he tries to block a Croydon Council initiative to reduce polluting exhausts and to get some of the borough’s primary-aged children daily exercise … Continue reading

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Owl Prowl on Coulsdon Common, Nov 24

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Following in the Crystal Palace footsteps of Camille Pissarro

WANDLE WANDERINGS: This week, KEN TOWL has headed for the high ground and tries to retrace the steps of one of the world’s most famous impressionist painters If you are as boring as I am (and you might be, but … Continue reading

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Bramley Bank is magical, especially off the beaten track

NATURE NOTES: MOIRA O’DONNELL this week takes you on a guided tour of one of her favourite parts of Croydon Bramley Bank Nature Reserve. Just its name is enough to conjure up the image of an enchanted place, full of … Continue reading

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Croydon’s best pub is looking to a bright new future

KEN TOWL has damaged his ankle, so hasn’t been able to get out for one of his regular walks. But he did make it across the road to his Addiscombe local Last year, Charles Reid, a pilot for Virgin Airways, … Continue reading

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Walkers take a hike today around Croydon’s oldest church

The villagers of Addington and congregation of Croydon’s oldest church are out and about on this damp autumnal day, performing a duty which maintains a legal right, but which sees them actively discouraging people from walking a footpath. It’s all … Continue reading

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