GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Faringdon Circular Walk

5 miles (8 km)

This circular walk around the Oxfordshire town of Faringdon, visits Faringdon Folly and the village of Littlelworth. The route uses public footpaths to take you through the countryside surrounding the town before climbing Folly Hill where there are lovely views over the surrounding area.
The Folly is surrounded by 4 acres of attractive woodland with a delightful sculpture trail which is great for children. On certain days you can climb the tower for far reaching views over the Oxfordshire countryside. Look out for wildlife including Red Kites, Buzzards and various woodland birds as you make your way around the site. If you would like a shorter walk just use the last section of this route to climb to the folly from the town.
To extend your walking in the Faringdon area you could head to the nearby Badbury Clump. Here you will find a hill top Iron Age Hillfort, bluebell woods and nice views over the Vale of White Horse. Badbury Hill and Badbury Forest are located just to the west of the town.
Just to the north of Badbury Hill you will also find the lovely Buscot Park where there's 100 acres of woodland, lakes and formal gardens to explore.
To the north of the town you can pick up the Thames Path and enjoy a riverside walk to Lechlade.

Faringdon Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Faringdon Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Open Street Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Looking towards the Ridgeway from Faringdon Folly - geograph.org.uk - 459515

Faringdon Folly Hill

Faringdon Folly - geograph.org.uk - 11743

A view to the north from Faringdon - geograph.org.uk - 893973

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Faringdon Circular Walk.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Faringdon Circular Walk.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

Map