Sydenham Hill Wood and Cox's Walk, London

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Sydenham Hill is a hill and an affluent locality in south east London. It is also the name of a road which runs along the northern eastern part of the ridge, forming the boundary between the London Borough of Southwark, London Borough of Bromley and the London Borough of Lewisham. The highest part of the hill is the highest point of the Boroughs of both Southwark and Lewisham, as well as being one of the highest points in the whole of London, at 367ft. The road connects the A205 road in the north-east at Forest Hill with the A212 road to the south-west at Crystal Palace. Sydenham Hill railway station, Sydenham Hill Wood nature reserve and Dulwich and Sydenham Hill Golf course are located to the west and within Southwark. As well as Southwark and Lewisham, the London boroughs of Lambeth, Croydon and Bromley all have part of the hill within their jurisdiction.GeographySydenham Hill is approximately 5.6 miles to the south east of Charing Cross. It is also at the centre of many of south London's major shopping districts being 3.6 miles south of Lewisham, 4.6 miles north west of Bromley and 4 miles north of Croydon.
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  • This and the adjoining Dulwich Wood are the last tiny surviving portion of what was once the ancient Great North Wood. It may not be big, but it’s beautiful woodland with a couple of historic...  more »
  • Went with my Daughter and family. What an amazing time in a beautiful space. Beautiful forest walks and best of all no city noise. Do go and enjoy the walks.  more »

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