Littleheath Woods

Littleheath Woods, Croydon: Address, Phone Number, Littleheath Woods Reviews: 5/5

Littleheath Woods
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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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MattNewell
Portsmouth2 contributions
Nov 2021
Always one of my favourite places to walk the dog or go for a trail run. It's so quiet and peaceful and the woods are wonderfully maintained by the Friends with beautiful wildflowers everywhere. Have even seen deer a couple of times!
Written 22 November 2021
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Karen
Croydon, UK4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
A quiet area for a walk - visited many times over the years.

Beautiful on a sunny early morning.

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Written 26 August 2021
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Veronica H
Dartford, UK636 contributions
May 2021
Beautiful woods, good paths and waymarks (obviously other routes pass through here). Undulating and scenic. Wild flowers BRILLIANT this time of year.
Written 4 May 2021
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paul muprh
2 contributions
Aug 2020
peacful place for a nice walk what else could you want during this crazy times in the world. beautiful.
Written 26 September 2020
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Shane B
Croydon, UK501 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
Fortunately not far from my house and a peace of tranquility near Croydon. Ideal for dog walking as there are numerous paths leading to a large central area of grass. You can either stay within the trees or enjoy the grass and relax in the sun. Ideal for a picnic as there are a few benches and a lovely place to just wander and enjoy your surroundings. If you do stray off the paths watch your footing as their are multiple rabbit and fox holes. You can easily park on the side roads and enjoy the day in a little oasis only about a mile from Croydon centre.
Written 3 August 2019
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Andy G
Croydon, UK64 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is a lovely tranquil place ideal for dog walking or just taking a walk yourself to enjoy the peace and quiet.
Written 6 March 2019
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Thank you Andy G, as you say, Littleheath Woods provide a tranquil place, and we all need a bit of that peace and tranquility. The Bluebells will soon be a riot of colour and scent so we hope you will be able to enjoy another trip to the woods.
Written 11 March 2019
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Allan_Turner
Croydon, United Kingdom90 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
As someone who used to be a part of the friends of these woods I can assure people that huge amounts of work go on behind the scenes.
Many of the seats are manufactured on the spot from local wood that is felled sensitively.
Huge efforts to manage the woods goes on to keep them as they would have been for a hundred years or so.
They sparkle in winter and the spring and autumn colours are marvelous.
There is one of the largest badger sets in the country and the opportunity for seeing birds of all sorts is high.
Signs at all entrances are informative and give a good representation of the layout.
They are not easy to find as they are surrounded by houses and have small footpaths as entrances.
Written 27 August 2018
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Thanks Allan. Your hard work and comments is appreciated.
Written 28 September 2018
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rayrest
London, UK7,418 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
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.
Written 6 July 2018
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Thanks rayrest. You can find a list of plants and flowers to be found in Littleheath Woods on the website of The Friends of Littleheath Woods.
Written 28 September 2018
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Croydon P
Croydon, UK29 contributions
May 2017 • Solo
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.
Written 8 November 2017
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Thanks Croydon P. You might be interested in the self guided Nature Trail available on The Friends website. The circular Trail is designed to take 1.5 to 2 hours and takes you to some of the highlights of the woods.
Written 28 September 2018
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Moira O
1 contribution
Jul 2017 • Solo
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, assisted by Ian Leggatt, chairman of the friends group. Although there was quite heavy rain before the walk started, it held off for most of the duration of the walk, and by the time we reached Fallen Oak Field there was enough sunshine for us to see various butterflies, including Meadow Browns, Small Skippers, Gatekeepers and Common Blues. I was delighted by the variety of wildflowers in the woods and meadows, including one of my very favourites, Devil's-bit Scabious. I will definitely be making return visits to these lovely woods as the seasons change. They are a wonderful amenity for the resident of Croydon, and very well looked after by the Friends and Croydon Council.
Written 22 July 2017
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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: dates for your diary are, August 19th - Minibeast Hunt September 23rd - Autumn Fruits and Leaves October 21st - Fungus Foray with our fungi expert. All walks start at 10am and meet at the junction of Queenhill and Littleheath Roads We hope to see you soon.
Written 24 July 2017
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