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Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire

Coleshill brown walk

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 waymarkers on this walk.

Total steps: 11

Total steps: 11

Start point

Badbury Hill car park, grid ref: SU262946

Step 1

Park at Badbury Hill.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 6

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.

Step 7

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

Step 8

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.

Step 9

Continue along the edge of a field.

Step 10

Re-join the wood by passing a stile.

Step 11

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

End point

Badbury Hill car park, grid ref: SU262946

Trail map

Map for Coleshill brown route
Map for Coleshill brown route | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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