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Littleheath Woods

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Foxearth Road, Croydon CR2 8DW, England
+44 20 8651 4914
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Fantastic in spring

These woods are a fantastic place to come most times of the year but particularly good in spring... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rayrest
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The magical Littleheath Woods

Take a stroll through the beautiful Littleheath Woods any time of year to explore its natural... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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Littleheath Woods comprise 25 Hectares (61 Acres) of a variety of habitats from woodland to grassland, soils from chalk to clay and from sand to Blackheath Pebbles as well as wet areas and seasonal ponds. The London Loop and the Vanguard Way pass through Littleheath Woods. The Woods are owned by Croydon Council and managed in conjuction with The Friends of Littleheath Woods, a local community volunteer group.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Foxearth Road, Croydon CR2 8DW, England
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"great for dog walking"
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"spring and summer"
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"bluebells"
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"butterflies"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These woods are a fantastic place to come most times of the year but particularly good in spring and summer. Typical woodland and heath areas with some stunning woodland plants and flowers.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Take a stroll through the beautiful Littleheath Woods any time of year to explore its natural beauty. Bluebells in May are especially stunning and well worth a visit. Walk, explore, recharge and relax in a stunning setting of trees and plants.

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

I found out about this walk quite by chance, and was so pleased I did, as although I have lived in Croydon many years I have never visited Littleheath Woods. The walk was led by the very knowledgeable Shirley from the Friends of Littleheath Woods,...More

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KathIan999, Volunteer Leader at Littleheath Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you Moira O, for a great review of Littleheath Woods. We are so glad that you enjoyed your first visit to the woods and hope it will now be a regular destination for you. Shirley organises a regular series of walks throughout the year:...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

I am a frequent visitor to the woods and love every season. There is always something to see - from the wild flowers in spring and summer, the fruits and berries in autumn to the winter wonderland. It is a wonderful place to wander alone,...More

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KathIan999, Volunteer Leader at Littleheath Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you Knapurple for your comments. Littleheath Woods are unknown to many, even those who live in the area. One of Croydons well kept secrets? The woods and fields have something to give the visitor at any time of year. Just now the Bluebells are...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Lots of regular dog walkers during the day. It's small and easy to get around. Your dog will love it, as there are loads of regulars. However I wouldn't go there in the late evening or dark as the teenagers tend to use it as...More

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KathIan999, Volunteer Leader at Littleheath Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Dear msdemena, thank you for your kind review of Littleheath Woods. As you rightly say the fields and woodlands are very popular with dog walkers and we have many daily regulars enjoying the green and open spaces of Littleheath Woods. Regarding the teenage or other...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I live by one of the entrances to this woodland and am glad to see that its 60 acres have survived the surrounding urban sprawl. Being a fairly regular power walker I often divert through the woods when daylight and weather permit. If you want...More

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KathIan999, Volunteer Leader at Littleheath Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thank you David O, for your kind review. We hope you enjoy your next Power Walk in Littleheath Woods. Littleheath Woods, as we now know it, was a collection of several fields and woodland back when Selsdon was being developed in the late 1920s. A...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Close to transport but a real wood feeling. Good for children to explore and adults to walk.Spring time is the best and escape for a while.

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KathIan999, Volunteer Leader at Littleheath Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Thank you Rippingrik. Spring is a lovely time, full of promise. The trees are budding and the bluebells are nosing through the woodland floor. Will their display match last year? Do please visit Littleheath Woods again soon to find out. Ian

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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We are lucky enough to live near these woods, but if we didn't we would certainly drive over to them. Parking is easy right near the entrances, and the 64 bus stop is a few minutes walk away. Once inside the woods you easily forget...More

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KathIan999, Volunteer Leader at Littleheath Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thank you ClaireLac, as you say "Selsdon's Secret Wood". Despite being near the 64 and 433 bus stops and surrounded by suburban housing Littleheath Woods remain hidden to so many. One of the things that The Friends of Littleheath Woods do is to try and...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

There are many entrances and free parking by these if you aren't local. This wood is well managed by a volunteer 'Friends' group who run regular free guided walks. It has a great display of bluebells in May and lots of sweet chestnuts in the...More

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KathIan999, Volunteer Leader at Littleheath Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thnk you Piethief, if the trees could talk they would be thanking you personally next time you visit. They are pleased you enjoyed the woods and your mention of the 'Friends' group who look after them.

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