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Cator Park circular walk: 1.6 miles

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This is a circular walk from Cator Park entrance between 173-175 Kings Hall Rd. You will see highlights of Cator Park River Walk.

The walk is about 1.6 miles (2.5km). The nearest accessible toilets are Beckenham Rd.

Route grade

  • Easy - Independent travel
  • Paved surfaces with the easiest gradients. A section of this walk crosses a grass field, aviodable if wet underfoot.

Getting to the start of the walk

Photoroute 11 - Cator Park - transport map

New Beckenham is the nearest train station.

Lawn Rd, bus 352 and Lennard Rd, bus 356 are the nearest bus stops.

For more information getting you to the start of the walk phone 0870 240 6094 or visit www.tfl.gov.uk.

Route segment 1

Photoroute 11 - Cator Park - Step 1

The Green Chain Cator Park walk starts between 173-175 Kings Hall Road.

Route segment 2

Photoroute 11 - Cator Park - Step 2

You pass over a bridge, on your right is a children’s playground. You then cross another bridge. Turn sharply right at the end of the bridge and travel alongside the stream, across the grass field.

Route segment 3

Photoroute 11 - Cator Park - Step 3

You reach a paved area and path, keep going straight ahead to the end of the path. The path is shared with cyclists. You arrive at Lennard Road.

Route segment 4

Photoroute 11 - Cator Park - Step 4

Check for cars and cross over Lennard Road. A pathway is in front of you at the edge of the pavement. Follow the path, a stream runs alongside it on the right.

Route segment 5

Photoroute 11 - Cator Park - Step 5

Keep following the path over a footbridge and beside the allotments, which are on your left.

Route segment 6

Photoroute 11 - Cator Park - Step 6

Keep following the path through a motor vehicle barrier. The allotments continue on your left.

Route segment 7

Photoroute 11 - Cator Park - Step 7

You pass through another motor vehicle barrier. The path surface is broken for a short way but still hard underfoot.

Route segment 8

Photoroute 11 - Cator Park - Step 8

You come out at the roundabout of Kent House Lane and Kent House Road. Turn left and follow the footpath onto Kent House Road.

Route segment 9

Photoroute 11 - Cator Park - Step 9

Turn left and go along Lennard Road. Stay on the left side of the road.

Route segment 10

Photoroute 11 - Cator Park - Step 10

Cross over Lennard Road at the pedestrian crossing. The entrance to Cator Park is in front of you.

Route segment 11

Photoroute 11 - Cator Park - Step 11

Cross over Aldersmere Road and enter Cator Park. Follow the paved path.

Route segment 12

Photoroute 11 - Cator Park - Step 12

Follow the path to the left.

Route segment 13

Photoroute 11 - Cator Park - Step 13

Cross back over the footbridge. You pass the children’s playground on your left.

Route segment 14

Photoroute 11 - Cator Park - Step 14

You arrive back at the beginning of the walk.

Congratulations

You have walked 1.6 miles (2.5km).