It’s been a while since my last London Loop Walk, so with reasonable weather forecast, today was the day to do the next section.
I used the bus to get to the start of the section at Coney Hall – this was much easier than the much longer train journey to Hayes.
The first bit was through Coney Hall Recreation Ground, a pleasant but unexceptional dog walking area:
Then a nice path past Wickham Church:
Across the busy A2022, then through playing fields into the woods at Spring Park and Threehalfpenny Wood:
Then it was a bit of trudge down a busy road until some more woodland at Addington Hill:
The path climbed up to the “summit”:
With good views over London (click for a larger image):
Then back down the other side, and across the tram tracks at Coombe Lane Station:
Heathfield House is a very pretty late 18th Century house and gardens, now used as a training centre:
Next was Bramley Bank, a Nature Reserve:
After walking through Forestdale, open country beckoned at Selsdon Wood:
Then the final leg to Hamsey Green:
This is the official end of the section, but it was easier for me to do a bit of Section 5 and get the train back home from Whyteleafe.
A total of 12 miles today.