A walk in wooded countryside over the North Downs to the pleasant town of Oxted, with lunch at The Old Bell (lunch deal £4.95 with a starter or dessert just £2 extra). After lunch return from Oxted station or continue for a further mile and a half past Oxted Mill to catch the train at Hurst Green station. Meet at Sydenham Station ticket office 10.10am on Saturday.
The walk is approximately four miles and is almost entirely off-road using quiet well-established footpaths. There is a gentle but steady uphill slope on the first stretch before the descent down to Oxted; stout shoes essential. Please note that there are no “comfort stops”between East Croydon station and Oxted!