Extra Walk 177, Chipstead to Kingswood
Length: 15.5km (9.6 miles) Toughness: 5/10 09:54
Tattenham Corner train from London Bridge
(East Croydon 10:26), arriving Chipstead at 10:47
Gatwick Airport train from Victoria
(Clapham Junction 10:08), changing at East Croydon (arr 10:17, dep 10:26) to arrive at Chipstead at 10:47
The train from London Bridge makes numerous stops at south London and north Surrey suburban stations, so you might be able to pick it up en route if you live in that area.
Return trains from Kingswood to London Bridge are at xx:21 and xx:51 (journey time 59 minutes). Change at Purley or East Croydon for Victoria.
Both stations are within London Travelcard Zone 6
Just outside the London boundary, this undulating walk takes in a variety ancient woodland, open downs and farmland. Leaf colour in Banstead Wood should be at its best just now.
The main route crosses over itself twice, so various shorter options are possible.
The recommended lunchtime stop is at an out-of-the-way pub, the Well House Inn
in Mugswell (01737 830640). Ring the pub as you set out to let them know how many will be lunching there. The suggested tea place is the Kingswood Arms, close to Kingswood station.
The Walk Directions
can be adjusted to omit the sections you won’t need by clicking on “Main” below the map.