from The Grove Park in Sutton town centre, to the large and historical Oaks Park in the south and Nonsuch Park with its expansive walking paths and old mansion, there is a wonderful open space for everyone, here is just a few you could take a stroll through.
The Grove Park is part of the Carshalton Conservation Area and has two distinct areas – an ornamental park near the ponds and a recreation ground to the east. You can see Leoni Bridge where the park meets the Lower Pond and the Restored water wheel which was renovated in 2004.
The recreation area, created from fields in the 1920s, is where the café and toilets can be found but if the café is not for you our clients also enjoy Dotty’s Teahouse on Carshalton High St which is a short walk away.
The café is a very popular facility within Oaks Park and it’s open 7 days a week and offers a variety of things to nibble. There are external toilets by the café and nice walks through the formal horticulture, natural chalk meadows, woodlands, and informal parkland.
While in Oaks Park you could take a guided tree trail join in with Tai Chi or experience the sounds and sights of a summer dawn with the dawn chorus walk you just need to check for times, dates and prices.
Nonsuch Park is situated between Cheam and Ewell Village and there are several access points to the park which include two car parks off London Road, Ewell and a car park off Ewell Road, Cheam.
Pedestrians can enter Nonsuch Park from the main entrances off London Road and Ewell Road. In addition there are footpaths from Blue Gates, Beaufort Way and Ewell By-Pass. A public footpath from Holmwood Road leads across Warren Farm into Nonsuch Park.
Whitin the park there are some lovely walks as well the wall garden, rose arbour, Nonsuch Mansion House and the Nonsuch Pantry which provides refreshments and ice creams there are also public toilet, and disabled parking.
Morden Hall calls itself “An oasis of green within urban south London” and that is exactly what it is. With its two-and-a-half-acre rose garden, rich ecological wetland habitat, open fields, old oak tree lined paths and river walks there are plenty of trails to try.
Also on site is a National Trust’s garden centre, selling peat-free plants and seeds, fences, gravel, tools, statues, gifts and pet care and a second-hand bookshop selling paperbacks and hardbacks of all genres.
If after walking along the paths and trails and browsing the garden centre you start to feel a bit peckish there is the Potting Shed Café which serves a variety of hot and cold drinks, hot dishes and treats and the Stable yard Café serving hot and cold drinks and light snacks.
Beddington Park in Wallington is a popular and much loved park, covering 58 hectares there’s something for all with beautiful woodland walks and wildlife, formal gardens, a lake, and a range of activities and events. The River Wandle runs through the park ending in a lake in the Grange Garden, where if you’re lucky you can see kingfishers feeding in the mornings and evening.
You can visit historical features within the park including St. Mary’s Church, The Great Hall within Carew Manor, The Dovecote, and Canon Bridges’ Terracotta Bridge.
The cafe is open 7 days a week, from 9am to 4.30pm and you can enjoy fresh sandwiches, cooked breakfasts, delicious cakes, hot and cold drinks and ice creams.
With its large open spaces, shaded woodland trails, and wildflower beds Morden Park has something for everyone. The walking trails criss-cross each other and you should be on the lookout for many of the different animals that can be spotted in the park woodpeckers, tiny owls, Kestrels, sparrowhawks, herons, foxes, hedgehogs and squirrels just to name a few.
Each one of these beautiful open spaces offers a chance to relax and enjoy nature from feeding the ducks at Morden Hall to a stroll around the lake at Beddington Park in Wallington, there is a space for everyone and with 89 different space there should be one not too far away.
If you are looking for company on your afternoon walk, help in getting out and about or just some reasurance of some one walking with your loved ones, please feel free to get in touch and see how Home Instaed can help.