Coleshill brown walk

Walking trail

Watch out for fallow deer, red kites and hares on this gentle trail through traditional farmland and bluebell woods. Admire the views of the Thames flood plain to the north and the historic market town of Faringdon to the east. Children will love den-building in the woods. Follow the brown way markers on this walk.

Badbury clump


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Park at Badbury Hill

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At the bottom of the car park take the small gateway and turn left. Follow the track past a half hidden cottage to your right. Continue straight on, down and out of the woods into a field.


Follow the field to the end, turn left and then right over a footbridge and walk in front of Brimstone Farmhouse.

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Turn right into the farmyard and follow a concrete track away and towards Oldfield Farm.


Walk to the left past Oldfield farm, past a left turn to Heath Farm and around the farm buildings. Turning right towards Rowleaze Cottages.


Walk past the cottages and into a field, continue to the next field where you turn left and follow the field boundary alongside Rowleaze Wood.

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Turn right at the end of the field and continue past a stile and footbridge on left until you find a second stile and a gate on the left. Cross here and walk through trees and then back into the open behind Badbury Clump.


Continue walking along the edge of the field with the woods to your right. Go through a gate, bear to the right and through a gate beside a cattle grid. Continue walking up the tarmac drive and turn right opposite a drive to Badbury Hill House.


Continue along the edge of a field.


Re-join the wood by passing a stile.

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Continue along this path until you come to a crossroad, then turn left back up the hill to the car park.


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Coleshill brown walk


An undulating walk following farm tracks and footpaths across fields with an ascent through woods. Some tracks and footpaths may be muddy and uneven, especially after rain, so care and suitable footwear are recommended. The route goes through two farmyards and fields, where there may be stock, so dogs must be kept under control at all times. There are stiles and gates.

Coleshill brown walk

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Coleshill brown walk

How to get here

Badbury Hill, Buscot and Coleshill Estates, near Coleshill, Swindon SN7 7NJ
By train

Swindon train station is 11 miles (17.7km) away.

By road

Badbury Hill car park is located on the B4019, on the Buscot and Coleshill Estates, about 1 miles (1.6 km) west of Faringdon and just under 1 mile (1.6km ) east of Coleshill village.

By bicycle

NCN45, 11 miles (17.7km). Regional Route 40: Oxfordshire Cycleway

Coleshill brown walk

Facilities and access

  • Car parking limited, but free
  • No immediate local public toilet facilities, shops, or pubs
  • Nearest toilets at the Coleshill estate yard, approximately 1 mile (1.6km) away on the B4019