Mitcham Common walk

Large wooded common popular with bird watchers

Start and Finish Mitcham Junction


Time 1 hour 30 minutes.
Travel Mitcham Junction (Zone 4) has trains from Victoria and is also in the Wimbledon - East Croydon tram line. Park anywhere around the common, CPZ haven't made it this far yet.
Walk Notes

Mitcham Common is in medium sized open space (1 mile by 1 mile) in south London. It is a bit run down and unloved. Good for a stroll if you live nearby, but not worth a long journey. It is bisected by several roads, some busy, and much of it is taken up by a golf course. However, there are long term plans to link it with Beddington Park via a former Sewage works turned weltands nature reserve.

There are noticeboards/maps at the entrance to each region of the common, but take care crossing some of the roads between them! Don't follow this walk religiously - take time to explore.

Mitcham Common

Beddington Farmlands nature reserve (no public access - except birdwatchers)

Eat 2 pubs on the common, and a carvery in a former stately house nearby.
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By Train

Out (not a train station)

Back (not a train station)

By Car

Start CR4 4HN Map Directions


National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Travelline SE (bus times): 0871 200 2233 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234



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Walk Directions  

The directions for this walk are also in a PDF (link above) which you can download on to a Kindle, tablet, or smartphone. OpenStreetMap (not OS) mapping is used in the PDF for licence reasons.

  1. Exit the train station via the tram platform exit, walk to the main road and turn left.
  2. After 20m turn left again into the woods. Follow the same path for 500m with a railway line visible to your left.
  3. Cross the railway bridge, and continue for 300m with the golf course on the left.
  4. At the tram track, follow it to the right untl you reach Beddington Lane station.
  5. Pass the station, at the road, cross the tracks then cross the main road. (Brookmead Road is now on your right)
  6. Walk into the common towards the low hill. From the summit carry on towards the Petrol Station (400m total)
  7. Cross the A236, and enter the next part of the common.
  8. Head towards the summit of the low hill then turn left (parrallel to the busy road) 300m
  9. Cross (now closed) Watneys Road, and continue in the same direction for 400m
  10. Pass a large low rise building on your right
  11. Cross Windmill Road (or turn left for a pub)
  12. Continue in the same direction along a low hill for 500m until you reach a pond.
  13. Bear Left until you reach the corned of the common. There is a roundabout with a pub (the Ravensbury Arms).
  14. Cross the road, walk past the pub and the small building, and head southfor 500m (with the golf course on your left) to reach the train station
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