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Faringdon Folly

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Faringdon Folly
Author: witneyman, Published: 10 Feb 2017 Walk Rating:star1 Faringdon Folly Walking Guide star1 Faringdon Folly Walking Guide star1 Faringdon Folly Walking Guide star1 Faringdon Folly Walking Guide star0 Faringdon Folly Walking Guide
Oxfordshire, Faringdon
Walk Type: Footpaths and byways
Faringdon Folly
Length: 6 miles,  Difficulty: boot Faringdon Folly Walking Guide boot Faringdon Folly Walking Guide
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A 6 mile circular walk from the Cotswold town of Faringdon. The walk passes the striking local landmark of Faringdon Folly, built by Lord Berners in 1935 and gifted to Faringdon in 1983, and later passes through the small village of Littleworth. The walk is along field paths, which can be muddy in wet weather, and small lanes. The terrain is mostly flat but with some gentle inclines. There are a number of stiles and kissing gates along the route. The final stage of the walk affords fine views to the north-west.

The walk starts at a path signposted for Folly Hill on Stanford Road, Faringdon, approximate postcode SN7 7AQ. Parking is available on the road.

Walk Sections

Start to White Gate
Start to White Gate

Start point: 51.6577 lat, -1.5784 long
End point: 51.6602 lat, -1.5485 long

Take the path on Stanford Road signposted to Folly Hill. The path leads uphill to Faringdon Folly. Keep to the right of the tower and continue down the slope to a stile. Keep straight ahead to a gap in the hedge leading on to the A420. Cross the road (with care as this is a very busy road) to a gate on the other side of the road and carry on along the path.

On reaching trees, bear right along the path across a field. This path can be very muddy in wet weather! A white gate (no longer in use) is passed on your right to reach the drive to Wadley Lodge. Cross the drive and continue along the path in the same direction to reach a white gate.

White Gate to Barcote Lane
White Gate to Barcote Lane

Start point: 51.6602 lat, -1.5485 long
End point: 51.6623 lat, -1.5316 long

From the gate, keep left following the field edge. Pass through a gap at the corner and follow the bridleway across fields passing a dilapidated barn (Tagdown Barn) on your right. Continue along the bridleway passing an isolated house to join Barcote Lane at a hairpin bend.

Barcote Lane to Footpath Sign
Barcote Lane to Footpath Sign

Start point: 51.6623 lat, -1.5316 long
End point: 51.6747 lat, -1.5372 long

Walk ahead to join the lane and follow the lane as it turns sharply left, ignoring the bridleway that goes straight on. Barcote Lane leads you to a junction with the A420. Cross the road with care and take the drive in front of you towards Barcote Park. Before reaching Barcote Manor, turn left at a footpath sign.

Footpath Sign to Littleworth
Footpath Sign to Littleworth

Start point: 51.6747 lat, -1.5372 long
End point: 51.6718 lat, -1.5512 long

Follow the path across a field (muddy in wet weather) and cross a stile. The path descends to cross two stiles with a bridge between them and then heads up a slope to go through a kissing gate. Pass a playing field on your right and then join a drive to a road in the village of Littleworth.

Littleworth to End
Littleworth to End

Start point: 51.6718 lat, -1.5512 long
End point: 51.6599 lat, -1.5813 long

Bear right on the road and then, where the road turns sharp right by Hill House, go left through a gate marked Chapel House. Follow the track for a few yards to a stile and gate. Take the path across a large field with Faringdon Folly in sight in the distance. Follow the path across the field (muddy in wet weather) and then go through a kissing gate, keeping to the right of farm buildings.

Carry on over two stiles and continue along the path across two fields to pass to the right of an isolated house. Follow the path between a hedge and a fence with fine views to the north-west. Pass through a gate and then a kissing gate to join a farm track into Faringdon. Turn left onto Coach Lane and then go ahead onto Stanford Road to return to the start.

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1 comments for "Faringdon Folly"

If you want to climb the folly and experience the amazing views, check their website. It is run entirely by volunteers and has limited opening.

By zhivago on 20 Aug 2018

The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

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