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The Happy Valley & Farthing Downs Walk

Hosted by the Consul of the London Countryside Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 11 Aug 11:00 - 15:00

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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


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.