London Borough of Croydon

Walking for health

We run programmes of led and self-guided short walks (1-4 miles) in local parks and open spaces. It's a great way to meet new people and become active. Details of walks are below.

Walk 1 - Lloyd Park

Meet at 10.45am. The walk begins at 11.00am every Monday at Parklife Cafe, Lloyd Park. This is a circular walk through Lloyd Park and surrounding areas. The walk will split into two or three walks of different difficulties. This walk will last around 60 minutes (Grades 1/2/3). 

Travel
Tram: Tram route 3

Walk 2 - Lloyd Park

Meet at 12.45pm. The walk begins at 1.00pm every Monday at Parklife Cafe, Lloyd Park. This is a circular walk through Lloyd Park and surrounding areas. It is on potentially hilly terrain. This walk will last around 90 minutes (Grade 3).

Travel
Tram: Tram route 3

Walk 3 - Hamsey Green

Meet at 10.45am. The walk begins at 11.00am every Tuesday at the junction of Tithepit Shaw Lane and Limpsfield Road, Hamsey Green. There may be one or two steep hills depending on the route taken covering Riddlesdown or Kingswood. This walk will last around 60 minutes. (Grade 2).

Travel
Bus: 403

Walk 4 - Purley Way West

Meet at 10.45am. The walk begins at 11.00am every Tuesday at the Colonnades bus stop. This is a circular walk around Purley Way West and surrounding areas across reasonably flat land. This walk lasts between 30 and 60 minutes (Grade 1).

Travel
Bus: 119, 289

Walk 5 - South Norwood

Meet at 10.45am. The walk begins at 11.00am every Wednesday at South Norwood Leisure Centre. This is a circular walk around South Norwood Country Park on flat terrain. It is ideal for beginners. This walk lasts around 60 minutes (Grade 1).

Travel
Bus: 197, 312

Walk 6 - Happy Valley

Meet at 10.45am. The walk begins at 11.00am every Wednesday at Happy Valley car park at the end of Fox Lane (CR3 5QS), Old Coulsdon. This is a circular walk around Happy Valley led at a fast pace with some steep inclines. This walk lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. (Grade 3).

Travel
Bus: 404, 466

Walk 7 - Macmillan

Meet at 12.45pm. The walk begins at 13.00pm every Wednesday at the Macmillan Resource Centre at Croydon University Hospital. This is a short walk in the green spaces around the hospital to support patients with Cancer. The walks lasts between 30 and 60 minutes (Grade 1).

Travel
Bus: 64, 250, 198

Walk 8 - Gravel Hill

Meet at 10.15am. The walk begins at 10.30am every Thursday at Gravel Hill tram stop. A circular walk through Addington and Heathfield on potentially hilly terrain. The walks last between 75 and 90 minutes. (Grade 3).

Travel
Tram: Tram route 3,
Bus: 130, 466

Walk 9 - Norbury

Meet at 1.15pm. The walk begins at 1.30pm every Thursday at Norbury Train Station. This is a circular walk through Norbury Park and Norwood Grove on potentially hilly terrain. This walk lasts around 60 minutes (Grade 2)

Travel
Bus: 50, 250, 255

Walk 10 - Wandle Park

Meet at 10.45am. The walk begins at 11.00am every Friday at Wandle Park tram stop. A great walk for the new walker through Wandle Park and Waddon Ponds. This walk lasts between 30 and 60 minutes (Grade 1)

Travel
Tram: Wimbledon line

Walk 11 - Macmillan

Meet at 10.45am. The walk begins at 11.00am every Friday at the Macmillan Resource Centre at Croydon University Hospital. This is a short walk in the green spaces around the hospital to support patients with Cancer. The walks lasts between 30 and 60 minutes (Grade 1)

Travel
Bus: 64, 250, 198

Walk 12 - Selsdon Wood

Meet at 1.15pm. The walk begins at 1.30pm every Friday at Selsdon Wood Car Park. This is a circular walk through the Nature Reserve and surrounding areas with one or two steep slopes. This walk splits in to two walks (if sufficient leaders are present) and lasts between 60 minutes (2-3 miles) (Grade 3) and 120 minutes (4-6 miles) (Progression walk)

Travel
Bus: 433

Walk 13 - Lloyd Park

Meet at 10.15am. The walk begins at 10.30am every Saturday at Lloyd Park tram stop. The walk includes hills and slopes to access viewpoints through Lloyd Park and surrounding areas. This walk lasts between 60 and 90 minutes (Grade 3)

Travel
Tram: Tram route 3

Walk 14 - Nordic Walk (Progression walk – beyond Walking for Health)

Nordic Walk Training is provided on the first Monday of the month and you must book a place to attend. Please phone 07796 930295 to book your place. Training must be completed before attending the Nordic walk. Meet at 10.15am, the training starts at 10.30am behind Parklife Café.

Travel
Tram: Tram route 3

Nordic walk - Meet at 10.45am, the walk begins at 11.00am every Monday behind Parklife Cafe, Lloyd Park. This walk lasts around 60 minutes.

Travel
Tram: Tram route 3