Faringdon Folly Woodland up on Folly Hill offers four acres of pure serenity, and welcomes dogs and dogwalkers. An enchanting blend of history, biodiversity, and beauty throughout the four seasons.
The woodland surrounds the iconic Faringdon Folly Tower, a unique architectural gem built in 1935 by none other than Lord Berners. The tower, a prominent landmark, offers panoramic vistas of the surrounding countryside and is a testament to the whimsical charm of the area's history.
Nature enthusiasts are drawn to the woodland for its remarkable biodiversity. A variety of tree species, including ancient oaks and beech trees, provide a lush canopy that casts dappled sunlight onto the forest floor. In spring, a riot of wildflowers carpets the ground, while in autumn, the woodland comes alive with a symphony of colors as leaves change, creating a picturesque scene perfect for contemplative walks.
Faringdon Folly Woodland is also a haven for wildlife. The woodland's tranquil atmosphere and diverse habitats make it an ideal spot for both amateur naturalists and those seeking a peaceful respite from the bustle of modern life.
The trail of dozens of hidden sculptures add to the charm.
|Openings for 2023 (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
* The woodland, with the myriad of wild and woody sculptures, is always open and always free.
The Tower is open every second Sunday for six months of the year. See website for details.