Happy Valley Park
Happy Valley Park
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alan2303
Shoreham-by-Sea, UK785 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
We crossed the park on the way to and from lunch and enjoyed the downland meadows and the views towards the city. The grassland is grazed by tranquil brown cattle and the grass and wild flowers allowed to grow a little attracting lots of butterflies and other insects. There are many different paths criss crossing the area with access points on many sides. Coulsdon south railway station is just a stroll away so there is access by public transport. A great place to sit down for a picnic or just wander about in the open air. Not a great deal of facilities but there is a car park if you need one.
Written 19 July 2020
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BackinBracknell
Bracknell, UK1,502 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Good place for a walk with wide open views and a surprisingly quiet, rural feel even though it's only a few minutes from Coulsdon. Managed by th Corporation of London. Used by lots of locals with dogs but there's plenty of space for all and a choice of paths including the long-distance London Loop path which passes through it. Free car park with toilets at the top of the Farthing Downs, off Ditches Lane.
Written 8 December 2019
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David P
London, UK56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
A slice of varied countryside yards from pub, village etc

Walks available of varied lengths and difficulty
Written 30 October 2019
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HeyNonnyMouse
Croydon, UK47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Happy Valley & Farthing Down are great places for wild flowers. In less than two hours we recorded over 90 species including 5 orchid species. The area has excellent walks (provided you like hills).
Written 4 August 2019
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youngatheartseventy
Oxted, UK58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
First visit here with out dog, Tolly. We shall definitely return as very beautiful area. The meadow was teaming with bird life and butterflies. The wild flowers were spectacular too . Next time we will remember to bring binoculars ! A lovely day out and not far from our home
Written 22 July 2019
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Liz B
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
A beautiful area, wonderful flora and fauna. Rare orchids like the Bee Orchid and Fly Orchid grow in the area plus other rare wild flowers. One of the best areas for the greater yellow rattle, it flowers look like a parrots beak. Beautiful butterflies including the Marble White which is stunning, red admirals, painted ladies, peacocks etc Plus the daytime moth the 6 Spot Burnett. Woods are carpeted in stunning English Bluebells come April/May time. And the different birds are amazing eg Greater and lesser spotted woodpeckers, tree creepers, nuthatches, different species of both the tit and finches. Kestrels and buzzards. Plus red kites have been seen flying over for a few years now. Permissive horse ride routes, plus sheep and cows are kept in the area to maintain it. A view of London can be seen from the adjoining Farthind Downs. There is a Facebook group page called Friends of Farthing Downs and Happy Valley. But it's for all local countryside areas. Amazing photos are posted on there. Worth joining.
Written 6 March 2019
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Simon S
Caterham, UK117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
I'm fortunate enough to live within a few miles of this place and drive across the downs to work every day
Written 11 November 2018
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Andy G
Croydon, UK64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
This place is a hidden gem. I didn't know it existed until a short time ago even though I live locally. This is now my 'go to' place when walking the dogs. Everyone you meet is friendly, there are many different routes and a great pub. I'm so glad I found this place...you will too.
Written 28 October 2018
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Bruce N
Caterham, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
.and to think that is within the confines of the M25 , as feels like in the middle of the countryside.
Written 6 October 2018
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Pdents1
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Business
Walk through the valley and enjoy the tranquility of the bird song, grazing sheep or people walking or on horseback. Lovely benches to rest as you climb some of the hilly parts. a generally all round awesome place to visit and be free!
Written 9 August 2018
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