GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wilder's Folly Walk

3 miles (5.2 km)

This walk visits the photogenic Wilder's Folly at Nunhide near Sulham in Berkshire.
There are some nice footpaths to follow around old dovecote with good views of the surrounding countryside. The site can be found just to the west of Reading.
You can start the walk from the car parking area in Sulham Woods, just to the north of the folly. From here you can pick up footpaths heading south towards Little Heath before turning west towards the folly. The structure was built in 1769 by Reverend Henry Wilder (1744–1814) while he was courting Joan Thoyts. It was positioned so they could both see it from their own homes. From the hill top you can enjoy views towards Sulham House through the south arch of Wilder's Folly looking north. There's also fine views over the fields and some nice bluebell woodland to enjoy on the way.

Wilders Folly OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wilders Folly Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head south and you can enjoy canal walks, river trails and a visit to the wildlife rich Hosehill Lake Nature Reserve on the Theale Walk.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Wilder's Folly, Nunhide Farm, Sulham, Berkshire - - 3847483

Wilder's Folly, Nunhide Farm, Sulham, Berkshire

Fallen trees in Harefield Copse, near Sulham, Berkshire - - 3954004

Fallen trees and bluebells in Harefield Copse, near Sulham, Berkshire

Path to the folly - - 1748539

View of the footpath leading to Flint's Folly from the footpath by Nunhide Farm.

Below Sulham Woods - - 915911

Below Sulham Woods. The paths through the woods come out suddenly into open farmland and grassland in the Pang valley.

On a footpath near Nunhide - - 883320

On a footpath near Nunhide. Footpaths run along many of the field boundaries in this area. There is a good headland on all of them with obvious plants such as yarrow, cow parsley, nettles and various grasses dominant.

View towards Nunhide - - 1753631

View towards Nunhide


GPS Files

GPX File

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