Walking the London Orbital Path – London Loop Section 5

Walking London Loop Section 5 from Coulsdon South to Hamsey Green in the London Borough of Croydon

I’m finally back on the London Loop for the first time since February 2020, picking up at Coulsdon South and walking Section 5 to Hamsey Green. The London Loop is a 150-mile orbital path around London divided into 24 sections. I started on Section 17 at Enfield back in January 2018 and have been walking the London Loop clockwise, in the opposite direction.

Section 5 is one of the must picturesque so far passing across a chain of Commons managed by the City of London – Farthing Downs, Coulsdon Common, Kenley Common, and Riddlesdown. We also pass through Devilsden Wood, Happy Valley, RAF Kenley, Riddlesdown Quarry, and Betts Mead.

The Ramblers are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the London Loop in September 2021 with a Love your Loop event – more info here


  1. chriss   •  

    Loved it! I also love how ,even possibly lost, your enthusiasm does not wane!! I never knew there was so much water and so many trees in and around London!

  2. David Moerel   •  

    Your London loop walks never fail to astound me,as I used to live in Walthamstow and find your walks so intresting.where ever they may be!!!!! I find myself saying again and again,I never knew that was there.

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