Farthing Downs (Greater London) Reviews
Description:Farthing Downs Corporation of London common land, with paleolithic graves, walks, wildlife and events.
Newest Review: ... the land, the sounds of traffic are inaudible once you enter. There are no streetlights so after nightfall it gets very dark ... more
Customer Farthing Downs (Greater London) Reviews (1)
by - written on 24/10/12, updated on 24/10/12 (Very useful, 51 readings)
Farthing Downs is a small patch of countryside within South London. Preserved by the Corporation of London in the 1800's to ensure that Londoners would always have somewhere green, it is legally protected from development and continues to offer a retreat today. There is no entry charge, or even a manned gate. It is simply free public land to get away from the city for a while. The Downs covers 235 acres. Undeveloped and fringed with woodland, the first hint that you are leaving the city comes when you walk over the cattle grid at the entrance. Cattle and sheep graze on the Downs, which was originally London common land, and horse riders use the bridleways. ... Read the complete review