Badbury Hill Clump - Walks and Mtb
This walk explores Badbury Hill and the lovely wooded area of Badbury Clump near Faringdon. There is a car park next to the site just off the B4019 between Faringdon and Coleshill. You can then pick up the trails through the bluebell woodland to the summit of the hill where there is an Iron Age hill fort known as Badbury Camp. There are also nice views over the Vale of White Horse to the south and the Thames Valley. You can continue your walk in the surrounding Coxwell Wood.
The route below is designed for walkers but the area is also popular with mountain bikers. There is a downhill course on the side of the hill with jumps, rollers, tabletops, drops and loamy corners.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then you could visit the nearby Buscot Park. There's 100 acres to explore with woodland, lakes and formal gardens.
You could also try our Faringdon Circular Walk and enjoy a climb to the splendid Faringdon Folly where there are more great views to enjoy.
PostcodeSN7 7NJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Badbury Clump Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Badbury Clump Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Badbury Clump OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Badbury Clump Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
In the warmer months there's an ice cream van in the car park where you can pick up some refreshments. If you fancy a pub lunch then head into nearby Little Coxwell where you can visit the Eagle Tavern. The attractive inn dates back to 1901 and serves excellent food with accommodation also available if required. You can find them in the village at postcode SN77LW.
The woodland trails on the hill are ideal for dog walking so expect to see other owners on a fine day. The Eagle Tavern mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head into the nearby village of Great Coxwell and you could visit the Great Barn. This National Trust owned medieval barn is the sole surviving part of a thriving 13th-century grange that once provided vital income to nearby Beaulieu Abbey. You can find it about a mile from the woods at postcode SN7 7LZ for your sat navs.
Just to the west you could pick up the Highworth Walk where you can visit the 17th century Hannington Hall and enjoy the Georgian architecture in the pleasant market town of Highworth.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Oxfordshire Walks page.