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Spring in Banstead Wood

31-May-13 • Sean O'Neill

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White horse, Mugswell

26-May-13 • Sean O'Neill

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Shabden Park

27-May-13 • Sean O'Neill

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Copper beech, Banstead Wood

31-May-13 • Sean O'Neill

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Autumn colours, Banstead Wood

01-Nov-15 • Sean O'Neill

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The Well House Inn, Mugswell

26-May-13 • Sean O'Neill

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St Margaret's Well, the Well House Inn

26-May-13 • Sean O'Neill

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Chipstead to Kingswood walk

Ancient woodland, open downs and farmland in London's Green Belt

History

This is a list of previous times this walk has been done by the club (since Jan 2010). For more recent events (since April 2015), full details are shown.

Date # Post
Sat, 30-Sep-17 25

Saturday Walk – Banstead Wood & Chipstead Downs

Extra Walk 177 – Chipstead to Kingswood
Length: Up to 15½ km (9.6 miles). Toughness: 5/10

10:20 Tattenham Corner train from London Bridge (Norwood Jct 10:33, East Croydon 10:37, etc), arriving Chipstead at 10:57. Chipstead and Kingswood are both in TfL Zone 6 so you can use Oyster, contactless or a Travelcard.

Trains back from Kingswood to London Bridge are at 25 & 55 minutes past the hour. Change at East Croydon for Clapham Jct or Victoria.

This is a short but fairly hilly walk close to the London-Surrey border, a mixed landscape of ancient woodland, open downs and farmland. The Well House Inn in Mugswell was taken over by the “Time Well Spent” group in 2015, so the lunch pub will be more food-oriented than you might remember from a previous visit. The tea place is also an attractive pub/restaurant with the bonus of being right next to the station, the Kingswood Arms.

You'll need to print the walk directions from the Chipstead to Kingswood Walk page. You can vary the amount printed in the usual way, depending on whether you want to keep the directions for the short cuts and the alternative ending back to Chipstead. T=swc.177
doing this it sounds nice and not far to go outside London
Roughly 25 plus Bofey the very obedient dog. Weather was dry quite warm sunny spells. A very nice walk and one which didn't feel as close to London as it was. I would definitely do it again.
Sun, 27-Nov-16 3

Sunday Second Walk - London's Green Belt

SWC Walk 177 – Chipstead to Kingswood

Length: 15.5km (9.6 miles) Toughness: 5 out of 10

09:54 Tattenham Corner train from London Bridge arriving Chipstead at 10:44.
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10:02 Bognor Regis train from Victoria (Clapham Junction 10:08) changing at East Croydon (arr 10:17; dep 10:24) arriving Chipstead at 10:44.

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 of 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). 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.
Just 3 on this walk plus 1 determined solo walker who we kept bumping into en route. Weather w= dull but dry and good underfoot. Leaves off the trees so no colour to speak of.
Well House Inn so crowded that they were not serving any food so we pressed on to Kingswood where 2 stopped for tea whilst I decided to catch an early train which turned out to be possibly the best choice as the next one was cancelled. I think it looked like just an hourly return service this Sunday. Pleasant walk with some good views.
Sun, 01-Nov-15 12

Sunday First Walk - woods and downland near London

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.
Or 10:02 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.
12 on this walk in beautiful autumn sunshine with the woods, hills and valleys looking magical and other worldly. warm and sunny. The Well House Inn had set aside a snug for the 8 pub lunchers and provided a fast and friendly service from a varied and excellent menu.

The woodland trails in the morning gave way to gorgeous open countryside in the afternoon where towards the end the walk author/inspector made a brief guest appearance!

A beautiful walk in great company marred slightly by a train cancellation which meant a longer than anticipated stay in the Kingswood Arms which was no real hardship,
Sat, 27-Dec-14 9 Chipstead Circular, with morning short cut
Mon, 26-May-14 Chipstead to Kingswood
Sun, 16-Mar-14 7 Chipstead to Kingswood, with morning short cut
Sat, 02-Nov-13 9 Chipstead to Kingswood
Wed, 26-Jun-13 Chipstead to Kingswood (short walk, omitting Mugswell)