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    Sledging on Coulsdon Common

    Sledging on Coulsdon Common

Coulsdon Common is a diverse site with a variety of habitats packed into a small area. To find out all the information you need to visit the site see below.

When you are planning your visit to the site, please be aware of the byelaws which tell you what you can and can't do during your visit.

We welcome walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Cycling and horse riding are permitted on the public bridleways and permissive rides as shown on our visitor map.

Your dog is very welcome, but we would ask you to please read the guidance below to ensure you're walking your dog responsibly.

We hope you enjoy your visit to Coulsdon Common.

Contact us

For any further information, please contact:

City of London Corporation
Ashtead Estate Office
Woodfield Road
KT21 2DU

Please send an email to contact us.

01372 2790 83

Or in the case of an emergency please call 01372 2794 88​.

Getting to us

Coulsdon Common can be visited from several different entrances.


Coulsdon Common is not that close to a railway station, however London Bus 466 runs from East Croydon, Purley and Reedham stations to the site. For more information please visit the National Rail website.


The London Bus 466 runs from Croydon towards Caterham on the Hill and stops by Coulsdon Common. For information on bus times please visit the Traveline website.


Coulsdon Common lies close to junction 7 of the M25. There is no public car park on Coulsdon Common. For the location please see Streetmap or use the AA route planner  to plan your journey

Alternatively, you can plan your journey with the Transport for London journey planner

Visitor map and leaflet

Download our Visitor Map (490KB) and Visitor leaflet (760KB) to accompany your visit to Coulsdon Common.​

Site facilities

Merlewood Estate Office backs onto Coulsdon Common, just off Ninehams Road. This is our operational yard so facilities aren't available for visitors. However, there is a small reception area where you can pick up site maps and leaflets for the City Commons.

FREE parking is available in Hayes Lane.


When the City of London bought the Coulsdon Commons in 1883, a set of byelaws were drawn up to help with the management of the site. The latest version of the Coulsdon Commons byelaws is available below.

Download Coulsdon Commons Byelaws (70KB) 

Walking your dog responsibly

The Commons are a great place for exercise and that's good for you and your dog. You are welcome, as are all our visitors, but remember you must be able to control your dog so as not to alarm other people, worry livestock or disturb wildlife.

If your dog is off the lead you must be able to see where it is and it should return to you on your command. If both points are true you are in control of your dog and you are a responsible owner.

Please read notices on gateways. Just because you can't see livestock it doesn't mean they're not there.

  • If you're not sure how your dog will behave around other animals (sheep, deer and other dogs) please put it on a lead.
  • Know where your dog is at all times.
  • No one wants an animal to suffer, so keep in control of your dog. If the worst happens, tell us at once, so we can deal with the situation.

Download City Commons dog control leaflet (400KB)