GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Badbury Hill Clump - Walks and Mtb

2 miles (3.5 km)

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 Agehill fortknown asBadbury Camp. There are also nice views over the Vale of White Horseto the south and theThames 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.

Postcode

SN7 7NJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Badbury Clump OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Badbury Clump Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

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.

Dog Walking

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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Bluebell woods, Badbury Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1777345

Bluebell woods, Badbury Hill. Beeches, sycamores and bluebells on Badbury Hill, Great Coxwell. The carpets of these flowers are a popular draw during the spring months.

View from Bradbury Hill Fort - panoramio

View from Bradbury Hill Fort

Badbury Hill - geograph.org.uk - 307434

Badbury Hill. Site of an Iron Age hill-fort. The edge of this can be seen on the edge of the wood. Land is NT owned.

Tithe Barn at Great Coxwell - geograph.org.uk - 58275

Tithe Barn at Great Coxwell, seen from the southeast. This medieval building is located just to the south east of the site and well worth a look if you have time.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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