GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Riddlesdown Common Walks

2 miles (3 km)

This walk visits a pleasant green space in the Purley area of the London Borough of Croydon.
The common covers 43 hectares and includes some good footpaths and the Riddlesdown Road bridleway which is suitable for cycling.
There's also woodland areas, chalk downs, sheep/cattle grazing and a hill top with a fine view over the area.
There's a car park towards the northern end of the site where you can start your walk. There's also Kenley train station on the western side of the site.
The London Loop runs across the southern end of the common. You could extend your walk by following the waymarked trail east to visit Selsdon Wood. The nature reserve includes 200 acres of ponds, open meadows and ancient woodland including oak, beech, ash and sweet chestnut.
If you were to head south west the London Loop would take you towards Coulsdon where you could enjoy a walk across Farthing Downs and the Happy Valley Park.

Riddlesdown Common OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Riddlesdown Common Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The common is ideal for a dog walk. You will probably see plenty of other owners on your visit. Please keep them under control as there are grazing animals in the area.


The way on to Riddlesdown - - 3025088

The way on to Riddlesdown

Former chalk pit, Kenley - - 2663391

Former chalk pit, Kenley

Riddlesdown Common - - 1763084

Riddlesdown Common

Riddlesdown pasture area 2

Riddlesdown pasture area

Riddlesdown Road heading towards Riddlesdown - - 3024788

Riddlesdown Road 1

Riddlesdown Road on Riddlesdown - - 3025077

Riddlesdown Road 2

Cow grazing, Riddlesdown - - 2252543

Cow grazing, Riddlesdown

Riddlesdown Chalk Quarry - - 4400633

Riddlesdown Chalk Quarry


GPS Files

GPX File

Riddlesdown Common.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)