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Pincents Hill

4 miles west of Reading, Reading, England
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Pincents Hill.

I know this place very well as I luckily live a few minutes walk away, Wilders folly {shown} is an... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Reading, United Kingdom
Wilder's Folly, great photo opportunity , especially in the sun

The simple brick tower was built in 1769 by Reverend Henry Wilder while he was courting Joan... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Ashley C
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“great walk” (2 reviews)
“tower” (7 reviews)
“folly” (7 reviews)
4 miles west of Reading, Reading, England
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

I know this place very well as I luckily live a few minutes walk away, Wilders folly {shown} is an old Dove cote, the area was scene to battles between Round heads and Royalists, the Wilders farmhouse was once a convent and gave refuge to...More

Thank Anglerdave
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The simple brick tower was built in 1769 by Reverend Henry Wilder while he was courting Joan, younger sister of John Thoyts of Sulhamstead House.[1] Wilder constructed the belvedere on Nunhide Hill so that it could be seen from Thoyts' home as well as his...More

1  Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 9 April 2017

A great walk for the dog(or kids) the hill offers spectacular views all across reading and the woods that lie behind are a great place to catch a glimpse of local wildlife. Also a great escape from the new IKEA building down the road

Thank HARRISON0112
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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...More

Thank 19dolly71
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Nathan P
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.

Thank tim v
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

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 26 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...More

1  Thank JonathanSuch2013
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...More

Thank stephen h
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Charlotte B
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