The Travel Book

The Travel Book – Kenley Common, Surrey, United Kingdom

When people think of Croydon, a lot of the readers will think of an urban city with a tram. However, if you are actually going into the suburbs of the city, there are some really pretty, scenic areas and today we are going to take a look at one of those places that I recommend if you have some time go and explore – Kenley Common.

Kenley is located a few stops outside of East Croydon station on the train, and just after Purley if that is more useful. There are many ways to access to common – if you are looking for an in-depth walk up the hills, then I recommend getting off of the stop Kenley. If you want a calmer and easier walk up to the common then I recommend you getting off one stop later at Whyteleafe as it is an easier incline.

Kenley Common has such a strong history that can be fascinating to see all of these years later. Some of the history that includes the common is that it dates back to prehistoric times and more recent times such as WW2 and there is still evidence of the air raid shelters.

It is a great place to go for a walk as the views of the local area is also amazing, especially on a clear day. There is also gliders that take off from the aerodrome so you may see something really exciting, If you are looking for a great place for a walk on a sunny or autumn day then this is a place to visit.

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