Coulsdon Valley

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Crossing Farthing Downs and Happy Valley there are several marked paths (tarmac, wooded, muddy, grassy) with 3 & 6 mile circular walks or you can roam freely through the stunning rolling hills and meadows. There are several entry points to start walking from The Fox or Harrow pubs to the car park at the end of Fox Lane or on Ditches Lane. The paths were very muddy and slippery where we walked around Happy Valley so I’d suggest walking boots (rather than trainers) and a sling for the little one. The path may look doable with a buggy from the car parks but as you profess it becomes clear that it really is only suitable for baby carriers. We saw loads of dog walkers whilst we were there so if you have a dog and baby then this would be a perfect walk. In the Spring and Summer this will be a walk I’ll be repeating to see the bluebells and wild flower meadows.

Walk Length, Duration and Available Routes
3 to 6 mile circular routes or you can stroll until your heart is content!
Walk Location
Old Coulsdon, CR3/CR5
Free parking in the Happy Valley Car Park at the end of Fox Lane or in the Farthing Downs Car Park on Ditches Lane. You could also park in The Fox or Harrow pub car parks.
Pubs or Coffee Shops?
The Fox or The Harrow are good pub options for the beginning or end of your walk
Suitability of walk for buggies?
This is really only suitable for a sling unless you are looking for a very brief 10 minute leg stretch after eating!
Walk Type
Very varied terrain from tarmac path at the beginning near the car park (Happy Valley one) to wooded and muddy trails to undulating grassy areas
Fitness Required
Average level of fitness required

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