- 94% of households within England and Wales are within one mile of an accessible woodland, despite the loss of almost half our ancient woodlands in the last 80 years.
- Access to woodlands isn’t just limited to the countryside. Across built-up areas there are, on average, 5.4 woodlands accessible from each household.
- Households in major towns and cities such as Milton Keynes and Harlow enjoy excellent access, with an average of 13.1 and 11.5 woodlands within one mile of home.
- Forests and woods are known to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The vibrant colour changes of autumn make this the perfect time for a visit. Source: Dataloft, Natural England, Open Street Map, ONS
Croydon is a large borough in Surrey with a population of circa 386,710, making it the second largest London borough and fifteenth largest English district.
It is one of the hearts of culture in London and the South East of England and has large portions of the area bordering woodlands. South Croydon, in particular, has many famous wooded areas such as Croham Hurst Wood, Addington Park and Addington Hills.
Houses close to woodlands tend to have a higher asking price compared to those that are a bit further away as people are drawn to having green spaces nearby, providing ample space for dog walking, jogging and picnics and an array of further activities. These areas also occasionally host family events and fun days, bringing the community together.
If you live near any of the Woodland areas that Croydon has to offer or you are thinking of moving to the area, please get in contact with one of our friendly local experts who will be more than happy to discuss your requirements and provide necessary guidance.Leigh Thomas – Truuli Property Expert