GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Happy Valley Walk

2 miles (4 km)

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 asthe rare man orchidandround-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.

Postcode

CR3 5QS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Happy Valley OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Happy Valley Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

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.

Dog Walking

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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Happy Valley - geograph.org.uk - 2662092

Happy Valley in autumn. Flora in the park includesthe nationally scarceman orchidandround-headed rampion.

View NW along Happy Valley near Old Coulsdon - geograph.org.uk - 3759710

View NW along Happy Valley near Old Coulsdon

London Loop near Coulsdon Common - geograph.org.uk - 3395342

London Loop near Coulsdon Common

Sitting With The Dog - geograph.org.uk - 3399944

Sitting With The Dog

Path in Devilsden Wood - geograph.org.uk - 2244117

Path in Devilsden Wood. Devilsden Wood is located on the western side of the valley and has a canopy ofash,oakandhazel.

Farthing Downs view

Farthing Downs view

Ploughed Field by Figgs Wood - geograph.org.uk - 2085012

Ploughed Field by Figgs Wood

Coulsdon Common - geograph.org.uk - 3395318

Coulsdon Common

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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