Summer Route 1 - 10 Parks in almost 10 miles!
Route 1A (Short - 5.5 miles / 9 km - 124m elevation gain
Leave the Club House and take in half of Dulwich Park before going up Cox's Walk, a brief section of Sydenham Hill (plateau), down Low Cross Wood Lane until the entrance back into Dulwich Woods. Zig zag along Grange Lane, Hunts Slip, Alleyn Park to return into Dulwich via Belair Park.
Route 1B (Medium - 7.2 miles / 11.6 km - 153m elevation gain
Similar to 1A, diverting at Sydenham Hill to take in Wells Park, Westwood Hill, Crystal Palace Parade, Gipsy Hill and then the whole length of Alleyn Park before rejoining route 1A.
Route 1C (Long - 11 miles / 17.7km - 265m elevation gain
Diverting from route 1B at Crystal Palace Park Road to include a southern traverse of Crystal Palace Park exiting the park at the station. Turn down Anerley Hill briefly, before taking Hamlet Road and an immediate turn down Maberley Road to reach the path to South Norwood Lake. Retrace steps and turn left to reach Auckland Road.
At Auckland Road, turn right and then go through the gate to Beaulieu Heights opposite Park Lodge. Follow path around to the left after 100m, then up hill and across open field past the brick hut. At the main road, follow Spa Close between the parade of shops to sneak through to Grange Road and the access to the Lawns. Upon reaching the next recreation ground take the opportunity to cut across the grass. Cross the undulating Norwood Park to reach the Gipsy Hill Roundabout and rejoin the route of 1B back to the Club House!
Well done if you don't get lost!