Sunday, 12 March 2017 (Group: Metropolitan Walkers)
Start time 11:00
15 miles / 24.1 km
This is one of the hillier parts of the London Loop, passing through such places as Happy Valley and the Farthing Downs for some nice views. We will also pass through Woodcote Park, The Oaks, Banstead Downs and eventually Nonsuch Park before finishing in Ewell. There are a few steep climbs. Please bring a packed lunch although refreshments are possible en route and at the end.
Travel: Either take the 10:08 from London Victoria (10:14 Clapham Junction, 10:19 Balham, 10:35 East Croydon) arrive Whyteleafe at 10:49 or take the 10:23 also from London Victoria (10:29 Clapham Junction, 10:40 East Croydon) arrive Upper Warlingham at 10:51.
Upon arrival at Whyteleafe, do not cross the footbridge or the level crossing once reaching the main road. At Whyteleafe Hill, turn left, head down to the roundabout and meet outside of the Whyteleafe Tavern.
For those arriving at Upper Warlingham, head over the railway towards the man station building and take the road opposite, Station Road (not Station Approach or Westhall Road) down to the main road and turn right towards Whyteleafe Tavern.
Terrain: Fields, woods, hills of South London