Faringdon Circular Walk
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 Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Faringdon Circular Walk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Faringdon Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Faringdon Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
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. To the south there's trails along the old Wilts and Berks Canal in Shrivenham.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Oxfordshire Walks page.