A permitted footpath runs south from Mitcham Common along the western edge Beddington Farmlands to Beddington Park to the South, and allows restricted viewing over the North Lake.
The footpath can be accessed in the north from the A237 just south of the Mitcham Junction Tramlink stop, in the south at Beddington Park in Hackbridge (near the park entrance, opposite Elmwood Close), and also from Mile Road Bridge in Hackbridge (near Furlong Close). The closest entrance to the North Lake is Mile Road Bridge. To view the North Lake, walk northwards from the bridge until the lake appears on your right.
Parking at Hackbridge is limited but available at Hackbridge railway station. Trains runs between London Victoria and Sutton every 30 mins, stopping at Hackbridge. The London Tramlink runs from Wimbledon to New Addington.