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Local walks

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Some self-guided scenic walks locally and further afield.  Please follow the latest government advice on social distancing.

  1. West Norwood Cemetery: read the Friends of West Norwood Cemetery quarterly magazines. The monthly walks (first Sunday of each month) are currently suspended; their publications can normally be purchased at the Cemetery office (but this is currently closed). The Wednesday health walks from the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre are also currently suspended.
  2. Visit some pocket gardens in SE27, established and maintained by groups of local volunteers. Start at West Norwood Bzz Garage at Norwood Bus Garage at the bottom of Knights Hill SE27, walk up the hill to the West Norwood Gateway Garden on the corner of Knights Hill and Chapel Road. You'll then need an A-Z or the map on your mobile to navigate the 15 minute hike along Chapel Road/Auckland Hill/St. Cloud Road to Vale Street and the Tritton Vale Pocket Garden on the corner of Vale Street and Tivoli Road. Then its another 15 minute walk north, west and north again along residential roads (Martell Road, Chancellor Grove/Idmiston Road/ Chatsworth Way/Norwood Road/) to reach just north of the junction of Norwood Road with Elmcourt Road. Here you will find the Hoopla Garden, established 2011, and just across the road the Harpenden Road pocket garden. Special thanks to Incredible Edidible Lambeth and Open Orchard
  3. Dulwich Common via Belair Park, Dulwich Picture Gallery (currently, the exterior only) and Dulwich Village
  4. From West Norwood to Streatham Common. Visit The Rookery.
  5. Streatham Common over to Norwood Grove, down to Covington Way and into Biggin Wood (part of the Great North Wood)
  6. Norwood Park. Excellent views of central London. Find the Juggernaut of Nought
  7. Brockwell Park
  8. Peabody Hill: from Thurlow Park Road near Tulse Hill station, walk up Thurlow Hill and Peabody Hill, follow the path down to the Peabody (Rosendale) Estate and Rosendale Road, left to Brockwell Park. See Brixton Buzz story here
  9. Sydenham Hill Woods (part of the Great North Wood)
  10. Around the Crystal Palace triangle
  11. Crystal Palace Park (part of the Great North Wood)
  12. Crystal Palace to Nunhead (part of the Green Chain Walk (see below). 
  13. Nunhead Cemetery
  14. South Norwood Lake
  15. South Norwood Country Park
  16. Beckenham Place Park (On the Capital Ring – see below).
  17. Streatham Hill, Balham, across to Tooting Common, to St Leonard's and back Streatham Common

For longer walks, use the excellent Transport for London website for the linear long distance paths of London, including the Capital Ring that runs close to our patch.

event date: 

Monday, May 4, 2020