Category Archives: Walks

Men’s Mental Health Walk and Talk group, Beddington Park

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Time for London’s politicians to redesign streets for people

CROYDON COMMENTARY: For South Croydon resident CONNIE MUIR, it is a manifesto from a community organisation which has impressed her most during the latest election campaign, as she’s voting with her feet During the pandemic, people in London have rediscovered … Continue reading

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Eight walks to encompass Croydon’s boundaries and history

Over the course of lockdown, one intrepid geographer has managed to complete the ‘beating of the bounds’ and discover the fascinating history of our parish and civic boundaries, stretching back to Saxon times. Words, pictures and mapping by Dr BEN … Continue reading

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Wondering wanders: our thought-provoking covid walks

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Getting out and about has taken on added importance during lockdown, and given RICHARD PACITTI cause for thoughts… For me, an unexpected pleasure brought about by the coronavirus restrictions has been the walks I have been taking with … Continue reading

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Beautiful Butterflies: 2021 Hutchinson’s Bank walks

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Take a walk in someone else’s shoes to help mental health

From this Thursday, Shawmind, a mental health charity, is inviting people to take part in its month-long activity to encourage gentle exercise, raise funds and increase awareness around suicide, mental health and wellbeing. The campaign, Walk a Mile in My … Continue reading

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READER OFFER: Join our post-covid guided ramble, Sep 19

UPDATED Sep 10: With great regret, following the government’s latest change to its covid-19 guidelines, we have taken the decision to postpone this event. Anyone who booked a place will be contacted directly. We apologise for any inconvenience – we … Continue reading

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Butterfly Walk, Hutchinson’s Bank nature reserve, Aug 29

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Feeling the heat on the way along the North Downs to Oxted

When the BBC Weather page tells you to expect 34 degrees centigrade by mid-afternoon in Merstham, you know you should prepare well before heading out to walk eight miles along the North Downs Way. The North Downs Way runs for … Continue reading

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Walker Dunelm: a sad farewell to contributor Patrick Ford

STEVEN DOWNES, Editor of Inside Croydon, pays tribute to one of this website’s earliest contributors I’d known Patrick Ford for most of my life, though for the past few years we’d been cut off from one another, separated by that … Continue reading

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Carshalton’s springs guided walk, Honeywood Museum, Mar 8

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Guided Winter Walk, Hutchinson’s Bank New Addington, Jan 11

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Wintry Thames towpath walk that’s like entering another world

WANDLE WANDERER: Croydon’s own river, the Wandle, eventually reaches the Thames itself, which provides a multitude of possible walks. Here, KEN TOWL sets off for Richmond to see what the towpath has to offer With friends visiting from Hackney and … Continue reading

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Fanfare for the Common man, and here’s a toast to two ‘saints’

WANDLE WANDERER: Our non-resident rambler KEN TOWL is off on his travels again, but he hasn’t had to venture very far afield to discover some overlooked treasures St Reatham is not, of course, a church named after a saint, but … Continue reading

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FOLP Lloyd Park to Shirley Park autumn walk, Sep 29

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Trees of Beddington Park guided walk, Sep 14

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Croydon’s oldest society is walking and talking towards 150

As it approaches its own historical milestone next year, when it will celebrate its 150th anniversary, the Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society is stepping out on another series of fascinating walks and talks exploring the wonders around us. Originally … Continue reading

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Take a walk on the Weald side, but remember to bring a map

Having followed the waymarkers, just, all the way from East Croydon to Warlingham, KEN TOWL got back on the bus bright and early to pick up the Vanguard Way from where he left off, with some a-llama-ing findings along the … Continue reading

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Be in the Vanguard for a hike from Croydon to the south coast

In the middle of the hottest of heatwaves, KEN TOWL set off from East Croydon for the sea. He travelled not by train, but on foot along the Vanguard Way I am looking at a plaque on the side of … Continue reading

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National Reserve status granted for Coulsdon’s Farthing Downs

Croydon will get its own National Nature Reserve later this month, as more than 1,000 acres of chalk downland across Riddlesdown, Farthing Downs, Happy Valley, through to Kenley Common, Sanderstead and Whyteleafe will be formally declared by Natural England as … Continue reading

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Friends of Lloyd Park summer walk to Addington Hills, Jul 7

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SPECIAL OFFER: Take a walk on the wild side with Peter Alfrey

Inside Croydon is delighted to team up with noted local conservationist Peter Alfrey for our next guided walk, a midsummer wildlife ramble, on the morning of Sunday, June 23. We will spend a couple of hours exploring one of the … Continue reading

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Dawn Chorus Walk, South Norwood Country Park, May 12

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A bank holiday stroll is the first step in National Walking Month

Enjoying Croydon’s parks and open spaces, spending quality time with family and friends, tackling air pollution and feeling healthier are a few of the benefits residents can enjoy during National Walking Month in May. People are being encouraged to walk … Continue reading

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READER OFFER: Step out on our next guided ramble, May 18

Places are now open for Inside Croydon’s latest guided walk, in and around our bit of south London, and to be held on Saturday, May 18. Ken Towl, our non-resident rambler, will again be leading the way as we explore … Continue reading

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