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Runners Retreat

On a recent visit to Coulsdon I was advised to try Farthing Downs for somewhere to run off road and... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
LeeDJones
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Wales, UK
Perfect dog walk

This is a beautiful example of living in the suburbs. 5 mins walk from Coulsdon South station and... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
Deanne C
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31 Aug 2018
“Runners Retreat”
4 Feb 2017
“Perfect dog walk”
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Of historical significance, this green and open area located in the center of London was where the Celts once farmed and cultivated their fields.
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| Coulsdon, London CR5 1DE, England
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

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

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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

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

2  Thank Deanne C
Reviewed 27 April 2016

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

3  Thank Pip T
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Amazing and lovely that you can walk for a couple of minutes from deepest suburbia and you are on the beautiful south downs -guard them with your life! And only 30 mins to Coulson South from London.

1  Thank 135alanb
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Beautiful place with outstanding views and areas of natural beauty. Plenty of parking. Good to take a picnic as no refreshments.

1  Thank kandplondon
Reviewed 4 April 2015

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

4  Thank cee021
Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

Farley downs is a pleasant place to have a walk. Fairly pretty views. It's not very busy so you get some peace and quiet. It would be nice if there was a nearby cafe though.

1  Thank KateLondon_9
Reviewed 15 August 2013

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

4  Thank Sharan_Man
Reviewed 1 October 2012

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

1  Thank barbara w
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