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On a recent visit to Coulsdon I was advised to try Farthing Downs for somewhere to run off road and a bit more pleasant than pounding the streets. What a great suggestion.
From the moment you arrive, crossing the cattle grid and winding through the...More
This is a beautiful example of living in the suburbs. 5 mins walk from Coulsdon South station and the village of Coulsdon you have a beautiful long stretch of open downs.
Paths weave in all directions and a single track road leads through the centre...More
Most people who visit Farthing Downs go there for the beautiful countryside and magnificent views. But not many people know that the downs are covered in traces of ancient history, including one of the oldest roads in Britain.
So last time I visited, I followed...More
Farthing Downs and Happy Valley are simply magical. Suitable for energetic walks with sturdy boots, it has some amazing views, across fields and into the valley itself. An absolutely beautiful place.
Park your car in Old Coulsdon by the Fox Pub or in the Farthing...More
Nothing much going on here - but visited initially in very early 80's - I think in 1981 or '82 - so well over 30 years ago - long walk from bus stop to the car park with stunning views - and so very peaceful...More
Found just a car park and men and ladies toilets, of course some views/ Last Sunday went to this area as was going down memory lane. I remembered farthing downs 51 years ago when there was a cafe and had swinging boats and loads of...More