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Following Government instructions, please minimise your time spent outside and 'stay local'. The increased number of visitors to our open spaces are having a detrimental affect on the infrastructure and the biodiversity of these sites.

Visit Coulsdon Common in the London borough of Croydon, home to ancient woodland and rare chalk grassland; great for spring flowers and autumn walks. With many paths and bridleways through majestic wood pasture, Coulsdon Common is a tranquil open space right on the edge of London. 

Coulsdon Common is open all year and is easily accessible by public transport.

Getting to Coulsdon Common

Coulsdon Common is not best accessed by train as there are no nearby railway stations, however the London Bus 466 runs from East Croydon, Purley and Reedham railway stations and stops adjacent to the site.

The london Bus 466 runs from Croydon towards Caterham on the Hill and stops adjacent to Coulsdon Common with frequent buses running daily.

Coulsdon Common is close to junction 7 of the M25. There is a small car park opposite the Fox pub on Fox Lane with limited spaces. The car park at neighbouring Happy Valley managed by Croydon Council, offers more parking spaces. Please check opening and closing times for this site.

On-street parking is also available along Hayes Lane opposite Kenley Common using the marked bays. From here, you can access the northern section of Coulsdon Common.

Get in touch

In an emergency - out of our normal office hours - contact the West Wickham and Coulsdon Commons Rangers on 01372 279488 (24hrs)

Contact Merlewood Estate Office

The Office is situated on the edge of Coulsdon Common in Caterham on the Hill and is the central hub for both the Coulsdon and West Wickham Commons staff. Here you will find a small information point where you can speak to a member of staff, pick up maps, visitor guides and other publications about each of the commons.

Opening times: Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm.