Connect Faringdon with Slow Ways

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Faringdon

Oxfordshire


Slow Ways linking Faringdon and Ashbury, Bampton, Highworth, Kingston Bagpuize, Lechlade-on-Thames, Standlake, Wantage

England / Oxfordshire / Faringdon

Faringdon’s seven Slow Ways are 43% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 5/7
verified: 0/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Faringdon from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Ashbury—Faringdon
Ashfar one Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 141m Descent 116m
Faringdon—Bampton
Farbam one Pioneer me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 40m Descent 72m
Faringdon—Kingston Bagpuize
Farkin one Verify me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 80m Descent 99m
Faringdon—Standlake
Farsta one Verify me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 131m Descent 93m
Faringdon—Wantage
Farwan one

Review me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 95m Descent 105m
Faringdon—Wantage
Farwan two Review me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent - Descent -
Highworth—Faringdon
Higfar one Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 149m Descent 179m
Lechlade-on-Thames—Faringdon
Lecfar one Pioneer me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 72m Descent 48m

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Collective progress

56% of Faringdon’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

6/8

reviewed

4/8

surveyed

0/8

verified

5 people have contributed to Faringdon’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

5 people have surveyed a route in Faringdon

93km out of 116km have been walked and reviewed

143km of reviews have been shared in Faringdon

Latest Updates

Martin McGovern surveyed Farkin one

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This has a good mix of terrain, although starting from Kingston Bagpuize you might not think so - it's nearly all tarmac until you get through Hinton Waldrist. As the earlier reviewer mentioned, about 100m is on the A420 but easy and safe to handle (the earlier crossing of the A420 just outside Kingston Bagpuize is via a footbridge)....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern surveyed Farsta one

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Farsta one

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One other thing to mention about a road is that at Newbridge (about 2km out from Standlake, where the route crosses the Thames) the road isn't hugely busy but because the bridge is traffic light controlled, the cars come in groups....

Martin McGovern

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I walked from Faringdon to Wantage. Cut through paths in Faringdon and Wantage minimise exposure to traffic in town. Keep close eye on the map it's quite easy to miss a turn and the OS map is not always correct....

Strider

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Faringdon—Wantage

Strider added Farwan two, a new walk from Faringdon to Wantage

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Whilst standing at a dead end close to Wickwood Farm a local helpfully pointed out the correct route which had been in use for 30+ years....

Strider

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Relatively easy to navigate, although the path vanished through a couple of fields near the base of the white horse on the Darcy Dalton way. Stiles and signs kept us on track....

Juliet Handy

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Juliet Handy took this photo on Ashfar one

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Pleasant walk along a mixture of country roads, bridleways, footpaths and through fields. The start and end of the walk (KBS and Faringdon) both have good amenities including pubs, shops and public transport links. A short 100m section is on the verge of the A420, but we found it to be wide and passable....

Juliet Handy

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On approach to Faringdon, I diverted so that I could go to the Folly Tower and approach the town from the south side of London Street....

mtormey

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The extended segment of road walking wasn't terrible, but it was very long....

mtormey

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Neil Patrick McColl surveyed Farwan one

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Some bits are very muddy / standing water after significant rain....

Neil Patrick McColl

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Faringdon

Mike Summers surveyed Faringdon

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Ashbury—Faringdon

Slow Ways added Ashfar one, a new walk from Ashbury to Faringdon

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Faringdon—Bampton

Slow Ways added Farbam one, a new walk from Faringdon to Bampton

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Faringdon—Kingston Bagpuize

Slow Ways added Farkin one, a new walk from Faringdon to Kingston Bagpuize

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Faringdon—Standlake

Slow Ways added Farsta one, a new walk from Faringdon to Standlake

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Faringdon—Wantage

Slow Ways added Farwan one, a new walk from Faringdon to Wantage

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Highworth—Faringdon

Slow Ways added Higfar one, a new walk from Highworth to Faringdon

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Lechlade-on-Thames—Faringdon

Slow Ways added Lecfar one, a new walk from Lechlade-on-Thames to Faringdon

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Faringdon, Sun 25 February

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Faringdon’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SU2888395576

Lat / Lon

51.65824° / -1.58384°

Easting / Northing

428,883E / 195,576N

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

If you’ve polished off all of the routes between Faringdon and its neighbours, how about walking its whole web?

This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Faringdon's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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