GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Caterham Walks

10 miles (16.5 km)

This Surrey town is located near Woldingham and Warlingham in the Tandridgedistrict ofthe county.
Local walking highlights include the circular Woldingham Countryside Walk which explores the North Downs to the south and east of the town. It additionally visits Botley Hill, the highest point of the Downs.
To the west is the Coulsdon South Circular Walk where you can explore the popular Farthing Downs.
This walk from the town uses part of the London Loop and the North Downs Way to visit the Gravelly Hill viewpoint, Happy Valley and Farthing Downs.
You can start off from the car park at the Gravelly Hill Caterham viewpoint which lies just to the south of the town. There's some nice trails around the hill and into the surrounding Old Park Wood. You can then follow the North Downs Way north west through the Caterham Valley to Quarry Hangers Nature Reserve, Chaldon, Happy Valley and Farthing Downs where there are some lovely woodland trails and countryside views to enjoy.

Postcode

CR3 6TH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Caterham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Caterham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Caterham

  • Woldingham - A circular walk from Woldingham train station taking you into the Surrey Hills AONB
  • Warlingham - This Surrey based village is located in theTandridgedistrict ofthe county
  • Limpsfield Common - Limpsfield Common and Limpsfield Chart in the Surrey Hills have some nice woodland trails to try
  • Coulsdon South Circular Walk - This circular walk from Coulsdon South train station makes use of some of the area's waymarked footpaths to take you on a tour of the hills, countryside and woods to the south of Coulsdon
  • Farthing Downs - This large area of chalk grassland is located near Coulsdon in south London
  • Botley Hill - This circular walk explores the area around Botley Hill, the highest point in the North Downs
  • Oxted Circular Walk - This circular walk from Oxted explores the countryside and woodlands to the east of the Surrey town
  • Betsoms Hill - This circular walk explores the area around Betsom's Hill and Westerham Hill near Biggin Hill in Kent.
  • Selsdon Wood - This woodland and nature reserve in Croydon is criss crossed with a number of nice footpaths and walking trails
  • Riddlesdown Common - This walk visits a pleasant green space in the Purley area of the London Borough of Croydon.
  • Greensand Way - The Greensand Way runs from Haslemere in Surrey to Hamstreet in Kent following the ridge of greensand rock that crosses the two counties
  • Vanguard Way - This 66 mile trail runs from the outskirts of London, through Ashdown Forest, Alfriston and Cuckmere Valley to the stunning East Sussex coast.
    Route highlights include the lovely Ashdown Forest, the White Horse near Alfriston and the wonderful final coastal stretch that gives views of the Seven Sisters Cliffs and Tidemills beach
  • North Downs Way - This beautiful trail starts in Farnham, Surrey and heads east through the stunning North Downs to the historic city of Canterbury in Kent
  • London Loop - Also known as the London Outer Orbital Path, this walk takes you on a tour of the parks, woods and fields around the edge of Outer London
  • Happy Valley - This large park sits in a fine spot on the North Downs near Caterham and Coulsdon.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

In neighbouring Warlingham you could pay a visit to the Blanchman's Farm Local Nature Reserve. The reserve includes a nature trail, two summer meadows, a pond, a central wooded area,hazel coppice, a newly planted orchard and horse grazing. It's a nice place to look out for wildlife in the local area.

Photos

Caterham Viewpoint - geograph.org.uk - 2273749

Trees on Coulsdon Common

Coldstream Road, The Village, Caterham - geograph.org.uk - 1352815

Coldstream Road, The Village, Caterham. The Village is a large and very high-class development on the site of the old Guards barracks in Caterham. Accommodation of all types is provided, from flatlets to large family homes.

View Point on the North Downs Near Caterham - geograph.org.uk - 31132

View Point on the North Downs Near Caterham

Water Tower on Gravelly Hill - geograph.org.uk - 31131

Water Tower on Gravelly Hill. One of many water towers that can be seen on the North Downs. Most as this one have found a new use in recent times as mobile phone masts.

Quarry Hangers Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 794652

Quarry Hangers Nature Reserve. Owned by the Surrey Wildlife Trust. An unimproved meadow in the foreground with downland on the North Downs scarp behind.

Bridleway on Farthing Downs - geograph.org.uk - 1387697

Bridleway on Farthing Downs

Happy Valley - panoramio

Happy Valley

Trees on Coulsdon Common - geograph.org.uk - 2662343

Trees on Coulsdon Common

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