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Address: 4 miles west of Reading, Reading, England

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Great winter walk

This is a great place for a quiet walk, hidden away on the outskirts of Reading/West Berks area. You are right in the countryside. Walk up to the woods and cut through to Sulham... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 February 2017
Nathan P
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is in between the middle of a copse and the M4 and only accessed by foot, it can be rather noisy but the fields are truly beautiful. The folly is lovely to look at and the romance of the apparent story to how it became makes it feel rather special. It would be great to sit around it in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is a great place for a quiet walk, hidden away on the outskirts of Reading/West Berks area. You are right in the countryside. Walk up to the woods and cut through to Sulham or walk down to the track and walk or cycle to Pangbourne or Tidmarsh. Splendid way to kill a few hours and get some fresh air.

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Thank Nathan P
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I used to live in Calcot, about 30 minutes walk from Pincents Hill. Best enjoyed by bicycle, there are lots of trails you can cycle and take some good photos of this icon Reading structure.

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Thank tim v
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Enjoyed walking around this spot and hearing the legend behind the tower. We also walked in a nature preserve nearby and a copse. I had no idea wahat a copse was, so our friend informed us

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Thank Nancy W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I was out cycling recently in Reading and decided to see if I could get from IKEA to the western outskirts of Reading by road. You can but not by car. After passing a narrow barrier in Pincents Lane you climb a longish hill and suddenly in an open field on the left appears a strange tower. It was apparently... More 

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Thank JonathanSuch2013
Reading, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

If you like curiosities and are in the Reading area, this is one to go and see. It's within a short walking distance of Savacentre and IKEA by J12 of the M4, on the Nuneham farm estate. It's just a tower, but the whole area around has some good walking and there's a nature reserve about a mile away across... More 

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Thank stephen h
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Came across this by accident whilst out geocaching. Lovely story behind it beautiful views and nice walks nearby.

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Thank Charlotte B
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Saw this place on trip advisor and thought it'd be worth a go! If you look on google maps it comes under 'Wilders folley'. Not sure why everyone thinks it's difficult to find, we parked on pincents lane and followed the only walking track down to find it. It's pretty much just a tower that you admire and It was... More 

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Thank helend1968
Reading, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

Based on above reviews, i thought of exploring this place and yes it is very, very difficult to find, located at no mans land, you cant sit anywhere or there is nothing that you want to remember about this place. Awful experience. Don't waste time rather have a pint and relax!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

Very bewitching place, but very difficult to find. Towers name in Google maps is Wilder's Folly. I recommend for evening romantic journey.

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