CroydonCrystal Palace

Crocry one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Croydon and Crystal Palace.

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Grid Ref TQ3284665704
Lat / Lon 51.37486° / -0.09271°
Easting / Northing 532,846E / 165,704N
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Crystal Palace
Grid Ref TQ3409270532
Lat / Lon 51.41795° / -0.07299°
Easting / Northing 534,092E / 170,532N
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Crocry One's land is

Green urban 7.6%
Urban 92.4%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Jane Taylor

01 Jan 2024 Winter

Walked Croydon to Crystal Palace. New Year’s Day so a lot of refreshment spots were closed, although I think the pubs would open at 12.00.

As previous reviewers point out - in wet weather the paths in one or two places have mud/puddles, nothing extreme, but bear in mind if the state of your shoes at the end of the walk is a consideration.
Some very pleasant parks and green spaces, avoids main roads for the most part. Sadly there are one or two fly tipped areas, and general strewn rubbish here and there.

There’s some shallow steps at Blackhorse Lane tram stop - these can be easily avoided by using a zig zag, making a step free route.

It’s well plotted, there was one road crossing at Woodside Green that could be tightened up - there’s a nearby zebra crossing (clearly visible) which gives a safe crossing point onto the green.

4 stars from me.

Intrepid Rabbit

27 Nov 2022 Autumn

I enjoyed this walk, despite the drizzly rain. It includes plenty of green spaces, along with, in the main, quiet back streets. One thing - some of the paths are quite rough and prone to being muddy with lots of puddles after wet weather. I was fine with my waterproof walking boots on but it might be something to bear in mind. It you enjoy splashing in puddles in a pair of wellies, you'll love it! But perhaps more practical when it's dry.

Sally Thorpe

10 Oct 2021 Autumn

A pleasant walk especially the second half. Its good that it takes in as many green spaces as possible in Croydon on way to Crystal Palace! I think first part could go along Oval Road rather than Cedar Road as there are two nice pubs The Oval and Builders Arms on Oval Road (just parallel to Cedar Rd) both with food as well as drinks. Good cafes along South Norwood High street and in Stanley Halls next to Harris Academy too. Really liked going through South Norwood lakes park and great to end up at Crystal Palace Park. I would walk it again, it is accurate. It'd be fine & safe to walk alone during the day but some parts through parks may be dark later in the evenings.

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