NorburyCrystal Palace

Norcry one
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Grid Ref TQ3063669784
Lat / Lon 51.41204° / -0.12294°
Easting / Northing 530,636E / 169,784N
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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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Norcry One's land is

Urban 100.0%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



12 Jun 2024 Spring

I started at Norbury (having walked from Mitcham). I agree with Angus, the path through Norbury Park is better and shorter than the road walk. Some of the route is shared with the Capital Ring with frequent signposts. Upper Norwood Recreation Ground and Westow Park are pleasant green areas. Church Road A212 was quite busy but there is a crossing. There's a Tesco Express opposite the Crystal Palace Station Approach. Toilets in station are for disabled only but there are some in the park near the Penge exit.


03 Dec 2022 Autumn

A route past some lovely villas in Streatham. Through Biggin Wood and follwing the Capital Ring to the station.

Angus Hewlett

08 Jun 2022 Spring

Good route, but why not take the diagonal path through Norbury Park instead of along the road (Norbury Ave)?
In the Spring months, the diagonal path at Norbury is flanked by daffodils on both sides, an added bonus.
When you get to the Crystal Palace end, Stambourne Woodland Walk is worth exploring (cross the main road at the top of Westow Park, it's between two of the white gate posts on the eastern side of the road). It can be quite muddy underfoot in winter and early spring.

S J Blann

09 May 2021 Spring

A good route but does involve some quite steep climbs and descents - though there are some good views to compensate. Being suburban it does involve a fair amount of street walking , but generally quiet and ranging from Victorian to early 20th century, interspersed with parks. You also pass through Biggin Wood, a small remnant of the Great North Wood originally covering much of what is now South East London which gave Norwood its name.

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