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Sunday 25th June @ 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Trees4Croydon initiative runs from 10th June to 15th July. There will be a presentation and full explanation by organiser Sam Baker at the Club Night on Tuesday 13th June.
This will be a 2.5 – 3 hours depending on general pace of the group.
Trees4Croydon initiative is organised by Croydon Climate Action (previously called Croydon Friends of the Earth). The purpose is to improve local physical and mental well-being by encouraging residents to walk and explore natural surroundings. And, to help plant new trees in deprived areas around the borough: Thornton Heath; West Croydon e.g. Thornton Heath Recreation Ground and neglected wildlife and wetland area, near Viridor’s Beddington Lane Incinerator. The trees will be paid for via local business sponsors. Suitable trees will be sourced, planted and nurtured (for 3 years) by environmental organisations like National Trust. The more walks we complete, between 10th June and 16th July, will mean more trees will be planted. For further information: https://www.trees4croydon.com/
Date/ time: Sunday 25th June at 11am
Start Point: Belmont railway station (accessed via West Croydon station (one stop after Sutton)
Start and finish points are within Zone 6 of the Oyster Travel Card so participants can use Freedom passes, if necessary.
We will cross Banstead Downs then follow a track to Oakes Park. Approx. the halfway point that has a cafe with toilets for those who might need the facilities. We’ll continue through a lavender field, and some meadows, then choose another path out to more residential area above Coulsdon, called The Mount. Despite being close to London, it is surprisingly rural.
The terrain: for the walk will be grassy footpaths and rough stony tracks with three stiles to climb over. However, it’s not very hilly but has some gentle inclines. Please dress suitably for weather & terrain!
End point: Woodmansterne station.
This is on Tattenham Corner line to London Bridge via Purley and East Croydon. Woodmansterne station has a pub nearby, for refreshments, or we can continue to Coulsdon, with more choice.
COPSE members who want to join Trees4Croydon walk on 25th June can enter their own daily or weekly walking/ cycling miles between 10th June and 16th July on atlasGo app, under Sustainable Voices Team:
- Download the Atlas GO well-being app onto mobile phone – instructions at https://www.trees4croydon.com/participants
- Select team name (COPSE)
- Register yourself and details regarding miles completed
This will add to the miles for the Trees4Croydon initiative so more suitable trees are planted in Thornton Heath and West Croydon.