I travel to Hayes Rail Station,not to be confused with Hayes and Harlington Station which is nowhere near(close call and Im glad I checked ).
|Hayes Met Police Club|
As I enter out onto Coney Hill Road I turn left and cross the road into Gates Green Road where I join the LOOP by West Wickham Common and the Corporation of London board.
A little further along the road I take a footpath between houses,this was once part of a web of church paths leading to West Wickham Church.This path crosses two roads before I head up Church Drive.
I cross a busy road and over and up towards St John the Baptist Church and over to my left a manor House Wickham Court.
I now take a well trodden path across the field past some horses down to a busy roundabout.This path is likely to age back to Saxon times when the first church was built on the hill.
I stop by the roundabout and glance back towards the church.
I cross Addington Road and into Sparrows Den Playing Fields and head pass the pitch and putt towards the woods.
As I enter Spring Park I take a path to the right of the Corporation of London board.
I come across a waystone marking the border of Bromley and Croydon boroughs.
Three Halfpenny woods.
|I enter back into a thin woodland before emerging alongside a busy road.|
|Shirley Church Road|
|Views to Crystal Palace|
|One of many lovely houses on Shirley Church Rd|
Addington hills and into London.
|View to Crystal palace|
|View to Croydon|
|View of The Shard|
I continue along pass a cafe through some woods down to Coombe Lane Station.A Tram Station.
|Coombe Lane Station.|
Now I emerge from the trees and cross the road into Heathfield Gardens and left onto a lovely driveway.
Heathfield Estate at the top of Gravel Hill was left to the people of Croydon by Raymond Riesco in 1964. In the 40 years that Mr Riesco owned the land he changed it from a run down farm to model Estate set around a Mansion and beautiful ornamental gardens.
|Heathfield House to the left.|
Now up the steep stairs into a car park,I turn left out of the car park and downhill.
I come up to a sign saying no entry,but this can be ignored as I have right of way!
Once I exit out onto some roads,I walk straight ahead.Quite a bit of road walking,so much so I thought I was lost for a while,until at long last another sign and I'm soon entering Selsdon Wood.
After quite a bit of more woodland walking I emerge out into Puplet wood before eventually onto Main road,which joins at Elm Farm.