Happy Valley Walk
This large park sits in a fine spot on the North Downs near Caterham and Coulsdon.
There's miles of footpaths with woodland, meadows, Nature trails and a trim trail to try. You can start the walk from the Happy Valley car park just to the west of Coulsdon Common in Old Coulsdon. From here you can pick up a section of the London Loop heading north west through the scenic valley. The site also includes Devilsden Wood and chalk grassland with interesting flora such as the rare man orchid and round-headed rampion.
At the western end you can extend the walk on Farthing Downs where there's some fine walking and cycling trails with tremendous views over the North Downs. There's also a handily located 18th century pub to relax in after your exercise.
PostcodeCR3 5QS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Happy Valley Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Happy Valley Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Happy Valley OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Happy Valley Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Near the car park there's The Fox. Although most accounts of the pub's history come from the Victorian era, the Fox alehouse has been recorded at the same site on Coulsdon Common from as far back as 1720. You can soak up the sun in the beer garden, with plenty of seating, shaded tables and outdoor dining available. You can find the pub next to the common at postcode CR3 5QS for your sat navs.
The park is a fine place for dog walking so expect to see other owners on your visit. The Fox mentioned above is also dog friendly with water and treats available.