Selsdon Wood

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Selsdon Wood
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Selsdon Wood Nature Reserve — eastern entrance and London Loop path.
Selsdon Wood is located in Greater London
Selsdon Wood
Selsdon Wood
TypePublic park
LocationSelsdon, London
Coordinates51°20′18″N 0°02′47″W / 51.3383°N 0.0463°W / 51.3383; -0.0463Coordinates: 51°20′18″N 0°02′47″W / 51.3383°N 0.0463°W / 51.3383; -0.0463
Area200 acres (81 ha)
Owned byThe National Trust
Operated byLondon Borough of Croydon
StatusOpen all year

Selsdon Wood is a woodland area located in the London Borough of Croydon. The park is owned by the National Trust but managed by the London Borough of Croydon. It is a Local Nature Reserve.[1][2] The wood has a Friends group - the Friends of Selsdon Wood (FSW) - who have their own website.[3]

Sir Julian Huxley (a zoological scientist) was one of the main backers of the Selsdon Wood Nature Reserve.[4]


Main entrance to the park is off Old Farleigh Road, served by bus stop Forestdale, Selsdon Nature Reserve on Surrey routes 353 and 409; the London Buses route 433 serves nearby Sandpiper Road, while the London Buses route 353 serves Court Wood Lane at the back of the wood. The London Loop path (Section 4 West Wickham Common to Hamsey Green) runs through the park.[5] The park is fully accessible at all times.


Selsdon Wood facilities include:

  • Car park (One bay available for the disabled) at Old Farleigh Road entrance
  • Pond
  • Public footpaths — including Section 4 of the London LOOP (London Outer Orbital Path); West Wickham Common to Hamsey Green section.
  • Includes part of the Vanguard Way
  • Seats
  • Toilets at Old Farleigh Road entrance (Closed)
  • Woodlands and open meadows

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Selsdon Wood". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Map of Selsdon Wood". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Friends of Selsdon Wood".
  4. ^ "The Sir Julian Huxley".
  5. ^ For more information on this London Loop path visit Transport for London site [1]

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