The Walk: 3 miles over mostly flat and level paths. There is one small incline through woods. Suitable for
pushchairs, the soil here is very sandy and dry. No stiles, gates or other obstacles. Lots of birds and wildlife to see
amongst the gorse and heather growing in the acid soil. Good view towards the end of the walk. There is a Windmill near
the pub which should be open for visitors on the day, www.shirleywindmill.org.uk.
The Venue: Large pub with a fish speciality restaurant. Call 020 8656 5588 or www.surpriseinnshirley.co.uk.
Small car park and the pub have requested that we park in the surrounding roads. The pub serves Sunday lunch as well as an extensive fish menu.
A Cask Marque certificate should mean that the real ales are suitable for those who have a liking for them. Children
welcome until food stops at 7pm.
Grid Reference: TQ 355 649
Directions: The Surprise Inn, 107 Upper Shirley Road, Croydon, CR0 5HF. Just east of Croydon town centre,
Upper Shirley Road is off the A232 which can be accessed from The M25 either by junction 4 for the A21 or junction 7
for the A23.
Public Transport: Bus 466 (Addington Village - Caterham on the Hill) stops at Shirley Windmill, Upper Shirley
Road and passes East Croydon Station. Route 130 (New Addington - Thornton Heath) also stops at Shirley Windmill which
is a short walk from the pub. The 119 and 194 from East Croydon also stop nearby.