Saturday, 29 July 2017 (Group: Capital Walkers)
Start time 9:30
11.5 miles / 18.5 km
Travel: 08.50 from London Bridge (09.07 East Croydon) arrives Chipstead (Zone 6) at 9.27. The end station, Carshalton Beeches is in Zone 5.
A linear walk starting in Chipstead through Banstead woods, following part of the London Loop via Mayfield Lavender Fields to Oaks Park, ending at Carshalton Annual Lavender Harvest.
There will be a lunch stop at Oaks Park / Mayfield Lavender Fields with an option of looking around the Mayfield Lavender field. Entry to the fields costs £1. There is a café at Oaks Park but it can get busy – so advised to bring a pack lunch.
After lunch we will walk through the Lavender Fields (with no charge). The walk will end at Carshalton Annual Lavender Harvest, Oaks Way SM5 4NQ giving people a chance to look around and harvest some lavender. It is a 15 minute short walk from the lavender fields to Carshalton Beeches train station.
Terrain: Fields, woodland and urban roads
Dropout points: Oaks Park (lunch stop)