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Opening times:Car Park
(times are seasonal)

8.30am-4.30pm
Telephone:01372 279083
Email:Email the Coulsdon Commons Rangers
Address:Riddlesdown Road
Croydon CR81BD
We are open for local people to come and exercise. The Government’s Tier 5 guidance defines local as ‘staying within your village, town or part of the city where you live’. Please ask yourself if this is the nearest green space for exercise.

Explore Riddlesdown with expansive chalk grassland, ancient woodland and forested paths scattered with evergreen yew trees; A landscape that has been shaped by its geology, human history and past industrial use.

With far-reaching valley views and paths into the surrounding countryside, Riddlesdown offers space for walking and seeing wildlife including wildflowers, birds and brightly-coloured butterflies such as the chalkhill blue. 

Riddlesdown is open at all year round and is easily reached by public transport. There is a free car park which can be accessed via Riddlesdown Road.

Getting to Riddlesdown

Riddlesdown Railway Station is to the north of the Common and a short walk from the site with regular trains and connecting routes to Central London (Victoria and London Bridge). For travel times, please see the National Rail Enquiries website. 

The Abellio London Bus 407 runs from Caterham to Sutton. Please alight at the A22 Godstone Road bus stop for Riddlesdown. From here, it is a short walk uphill to Riddlesdown. For travel times, please see the Transport for London website. 

Riddlesdown lies close to junction 7 of the M25. There is a free public car park on the site off Riddlesdown Road, which comes off Mitchley Avenue. See the noticeboard at the entrance to the car park for closing times. 

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.

Opening times:Car Park
(times are seasonal)

8.30am-4.30pm
Telephone:01372 279083
Email:Email the Coulsdon Commons Rangers
Address:Riddlesdown Road
Croydon CR81BD