The Happy Valley & Farthing Downs Walk
THE HAPPY VALLEY WALK
A very picturesque hike through the Surrey countryside
Walk through picturesque countryside valleys and lanes
Visit the Medieval Chaldon Church (One of Surrey's oldest Churches)
Pass through farmlands and past idyllic country homes
This is a Protected content walk with several ups and downs.
Allow about 3/12 hours for the walk and 1/2 hour for lunch. It might be quicker depending on speed of group
Bring a Picnic lunch with you to eat in the valley or earlier in the walk depending on time
Trains to Coulsdon South: About Protected content from London Bridge
IT'S A CIRCULAR WALK
Meet at 10.45am
Leave for the walk: 11.00am
Depending on time, pub stop at end of walk
Hike leader: Amit
Hike fee: £5
Farthing Downs and New Hill is a 95 hectare Protected content area of chalk grassland lying within the London green belt.
Farthing Downs was designated in Protected content part of the Farthing Downs and Happy Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for having the 'most extensive area of semi-natural downland habitats remaining in Greater London
A long history of human activity has been recorded on the site with archaeological finds and features dating from the Neolithic, Iron Age and Roman periods. Farthing Downs was cultivated up to the 2nd century, and used afterwards as pasture for grazing animals.
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