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Addington Hills, Croydon

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Addington Hills is a park in Upper Shirley, London, England. It is managed by the London Borough of Croydon. It was part of the old parish of Addington before the suburb of Shirley was developed in the 1930s. The site consists largely of woodland on a gravel bed, with London's largest area of heathland at its heart. It is a Site of Metropolitan Importance. In the mid-18th century, it was a noted cricket venue used by the then-prominent Addington Cricket Club.
It is a peaceful area with many pathways close to central Croydon. There is a viewpoint with fine views across Croydon and across to north London, including Docklands and Parliament Hill. It is served by Coombe Lane tram stop on Tramlink route 3. The park covers an area of. The London Loop path runs through the park. The park is fully accessible at all times.
Addington Hills and neighbouring Croham Hurst to the west and Shirley Hills to the east form part of a chain of popular open spaces in Croydon. The seasonal changes of the colourful heather, birch, oak and pine and the variety of birds and other wildlife and the bracing situation on top of the plateau attract visitors to the area at all times of the year.
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  • Such a beautiful place to walk. We really enjoy walking here, so many routes to take and many hilly fields to challenge.  more »
  • Addington hills is a great dog walk for all ages and dogs. There are amazing views of London and there are many paths to take through the woods.  more »
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  • Addington hills is a great dog walk for all ages and dogs. There are amazing views of London and there are many paths to take through the woods.As long as you like hills, this is the place to come to feel as if you are in the country. There are trees and birds and when you get to the top it is a surprise to see that you can see as far..
  • Nice place to walk with family and dogs, nice views and there is a nice Chinese restaurant in the back as well.
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