There are currently 0 comments and 0 photos online for this walk.
|Author: witneyman, Published: 10 Feb 2017||Walk Rating:|
|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.
|Start to White Gate|
Start point: 51.6577 lat, -1.5784 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.
|White Gate to Barcote Lane|
Start point: 51.6602 lat, -1.5485 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|
Start point: 51.6623 lat, -1.5316 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|
Start point: 51.6747 lat, -1.5372 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|
Start point: 51.6718 lat, -1.5512 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.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2017 by the author witneyman and may not be reproduced without permission.
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.
Powered by World Weather Online.
iOS Appstore November 2017
Great App - never get lost! by The Parallax View Best couple of quid I’ve spent in a long time. Walks are well described & it’s easy to see if you’ve wandered off the mapped tracks via GPS. Degree of difficulty is useful too - can choose a 2 Welly, 5 mile walk with a pub at the end for a relaxing Sunday.
Email November 2017
Wow what a lovely experience it was using your app worked perfectly from the off for the first time found walks nearby we would have never found, brilliant work guys and gals.
This is a great app. Easy to use. Great selection of walks and very uncomplicated instructions, good simple maps. Other walking apps I have tried can be very confusing, this one is just right. Thank you
I used the app for the first time this afternoon. I lead regular ‘Walking for Health’. The app is terrific!
I do a lot of solo walking...so always worry about safety and getting lost.....not anymore I don't...!!!!! The guides are always spot on....and that's what I do.just follow the blue spot...!!! Thank you.... It's my favourite app...!!!!
My wife and I did your Petworth and Shimmings Valley walk yesterday. It was absolutely beautiful and enhanced by the wonderful weather. Your instructions were the clearest I have ever used for walking.
Without doubt the best app that I have ever downloaded! - NT
This App is brilliant. It enables you to track your walks and download them for future reference. The Library provides you with a variety of walks and are supported by clear instructions and photographs along the route. This makes them very easy to follow. I have used the App for about two years and have found it invaluable. Should you have any queries about any aspect of iFootpath the support you get is second to none.
Absolutely beautiful walk, and a wonderful app. Thank you so much :)
I want to congratulate you on your web site/app performance, quick, reliable and easy to use. I have similar walking apps with OS Maps and ViewRanger but yours is best.
This app has totally changed my life, i absolutely love it. I did this walk yesterday, what a beautiful walk it is, i thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely do it again, in fact i met an older gentleman who was on his 100 and something time there!! My sister and daughter cant wait to come along. The noise mentioned about the motorway is negligible and for me did not detract from the overall walk at all, the view from the top was stunning!!
So far I have downloaded 5 walks and completed 3 of them, tomorrow will be No 4. I love your website The walk descriptions are the best I have used in the last six years of rambling since I retired. This is a website I would be more than happy to pay a subscription for, instead I'll donate a sum to my favourite charity. THANK YOU.
Have deleted Pokemon Go and downloaded @ifootpathuk which is much more 'me'
I love the illustrated descriptions of each walk section. Really helps to enjoy the walk and get to know something about what I'm seeing. So much better than apps that only provide GPS co-ordinates and no photos or description. Love it!
After trying out numerous other apps I came across this one: way ahead of any of the others in every way. Much more accurate and very easy to use with great features. Would highly recommend it as THE app to use for walking.
Just wonderful, with walks for everyone: the fit, the not-so-fit, short walks, long walks, through woods, up hills (and down).
I highly recommend it, as my mum and I use it to go for walks and finish by eating at a pub. Its detailed and sometimes humorous instructions lead us easily to our destination. Also, to top this, it has interesting facts about the area we're walking in
I don't review much but this app deserves it. Downloaded some really good walks and the combination of the good descriptions and the really useful map of the walk showing where you are make it a brilliant tool. Well done and keep up the good work.
Very enjoyable and well described route. Views over the river from the warren were stunning.
Fantastic walk and amazing views. Great directions though I followed the GPS map mainly
Great walk, instructions were very detailed, perfect!
This may be the best walk I've ever done. It was certainly the best directions.
Even on a cold windy day with it trying to snow this was still an excellent walk. We managed it with our 2 children of 5 yrs and one in a all terain pram (a defo no no with a normal pram). Will be doing this one again in the summer.
Used app while visiting (it was great!)--live in Texas. Thanks!
Your app and walks are a dream to use
Did this walk this morning with our three little girls and we all love it. Great day outdoor!