*Walks* The stunning view above is a just a short distance from Carshalton. It’s one of my favourite hidden circular walks that very few people know about (until now). It’s around 4 miles from the start and you can stop off in Banstead half way, for a cuppa.
Park by the small Lakers Rise recreation ground in Chipstead (head for postcode SM7 3JX). If you’re feeling particularly fit you can walk this from Carshalton via a path after The Woodman pub at Woodmansterne (will update with details in due course). There is also bus routes 166, 408 and 615.
See the map at the bottom of the page for more details.
The route starts by going through Scratch Woods
Passing beautiful wild flowers.
Enjoy wonderful views across Banstead Downs before turning right and heading into Banstead village.
The return leg goes through several fields with horses.
Here’s a map to give you an indication of the route. We recommend a tracking app.
If you have any questions, please ask below. We don’t receive any funding so have very little time to put this together. This is just to give you an introduction to the area, and we may update as money/time allows. If you’d like to help support us we welcome donations.