Littleheath Woods and Edgecoombe Playground (also known as Littleheath Wood, Foxearth Woods, Queenhill Shaw, Gee Wood)9393

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Littleheath Woods is the collective name for Littleheath Wood, Foxearth Woods, part of Queenhill Shaw and part of Gee Wood. A bridle path runs through the centre of the woods to Lloyd Park.

History

The name Little Heath appears on a map of 1800 suggesting that there was once less woodland in the area. The land was purchased in 1932, largely acquired through the efforts of Malcolm Sharp and the Commons and Footpath Preservation Society. Littleheath Wood was once used for shooting, and a pheasantry was established north of Queenhill Shaw.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: South Croydon then bus.