Pincents Hill

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Donna C
3 bidrag
jun. 2021
A lovely walk through the woods opening out on the folly. There are plenty of walks in the woods and pill boxes used in the second world war to explore if you know where to look. I only wish there was an information plaque and maybe a bench :)
Skrevet 24. juni 2021
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Malkimalk
Reading, UK17 bidrag
jun. 2019
It is amazing that you can get out to the proper countryside so easily all round Reading. This is no exception. A delightful little folly with views of West Berkshire spoiled perhaps by the rumble of the M4.
Skrevet 13. februar 2020
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whizzyfingers
Wiltshire, UK15 bidrag
nov. 2019
I had a few hours to kill whilst my car was having a service in Reading, so visited Wilder’s Folly with a view to doing some landscape photography there. It wasn’t the easiest of places to get to by car as there were bollards blocking the lane that leads to the fields in which the folly stands. I therefore parked in the Ikea car park and walked back down the lane for maybe 10 minutes before the folly came into sight in the fields to the right of me. There was a footpath leading to the folly between 2 fields which was a bit slippy due to days of rain. I spent a good couple of hours here though, all alone, taking photos and admiring the views. The only problem was, it was a ‘blue bird sky’ day which isn’t great for landscape photography. Would love to come back for sunrise or sunset sometime.
Skrevet 28. desember 2019
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923Dan
Swindon, UK2 693 bidrag
des. 2019
Pincents Hill, is an interesting folly on outskirts of Reading, just by J12 on the M4, behind Ikea.
A short walk from the car park.
Easy to get to.
Not a great deal to see.
Best view is at sunset from the M4 as you drive be.
Skrevet 18. desember 2019
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Pollydg
Reading, UK180 bidrag
jun. 2019 • Venner
Walked here often. Many footpaths around her and with a view from the top of the hill. Only problem would be that usually there is glass / and or litter around or inside the Folly.
Skrevet 3. juli 2019
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MissBusy22
London, UK246 bidrag
mar. 2019 • Par
It has lovely views and is a nice walk we found it quite hard to find but views were nice. There is not far to walk from parking to the hill good for dog walking or a romantic walk have to park a bit aeay from the hill them walk up
Skrevet 3. juni 2019
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KentishPilgrim
Reading, UK117 bidrag
feb. 2019 • Familie
One of those millennium occasions when the stars and moon, and other bric-a-brac in the heavens do something that gets the scientists all excited.
Early this year there was a Blood moon, a Full eclipse, but it was to happen inconveniently at night. My local Pagan society decided to make offerings to ensure the continuance of society and half of the stargazers of the County decided to aggregate somewhere for a Photo Op.
Access permissions enabled limited vehicle access up the hill to Pincents Folly, a rigid digit of an Early Georgian Folly. It is said it was a secret love token within the Wilder family but there is no evidence, just a family story dug up in the early 1900s.
It is said it was a Dovecote, but a long way from anywhere to go for a Cooey Pie. A lookout point for warring invasion,? hardly I think. It needs a new purpose! Might just have been a remote summer nooky house before a cabin on the Kennet became fashionable.

Its purpose for us was to guide us pre-midnight up the hillside meadow to the Encampment from the Ikea carpark, following glowstiks to where a large Gazebo with a Hot Air blower had been erected, We had to carry chairs, blankets, lanterns, picnic boxs etc .
The Marquee contained other limited sources of food and drink for a long night. Several trailers were scattered about with hefty bits of technical kit, said to be a 30cm refractors etc. There was a Sky Community Event truck, doing a Sky-at-night feature and a lot of enthusiasts were setting up tripods with smaller telescopes.
The big advantage for me was that the bigger kit had video leads into the Marquee showing the image on a large TV, and we set our chair in the relative warm.

Overall a bit of a wasted trip. A midnight excursion up a hill to gaze at an uninspiring tower in the milky moonlight that was diffused behind high cloud, to just a white area of cloud moving across the sky that sometime in the evening went darker and then lighter again before heading out west. Not even any meteorites, but there were fireworks over at Basildon.
The Society put on good ad-hoc lectures to those who had ears to hear, of things Lunar and otherwise, and the gathering kept the children employed building Sky Lights, flying drones, and following treasure trails. The volunteer carers handed back yawning bundles, and not one of them lost or hurt, just a bit damp around the edges. How do they do that? at night and with such enthusiasm.
The Society put on a good roasted sheep BBQ with other offalings, wrapped in country cornbread. The bar had a couple of boxes of local brew on offer but mainly people bought their own.

By 4:00am, the gas heater was running out of energy, the grass was dewey with white bits, and down the hill was the sign of the Golden Arch, offering toilets and a hot breakfast. W helped fill up some hippo bags with recyclables and sacks of rubbish and then headed downhill

A fun evening, rather like going to Stonehenge for the Solstice, and without a photo-op being offered.
However, Pincints Hill is a very neglected lung to the Countryside, beyond the bounds of pollution from Reading, but worth a visit before West Berks turn the hill into a high priced housing estate.

I am not sure who organised this event, or if it was just an Alagam of Community interest supporting the University Astro Club, but with about 150 of us up there, it certainly seemed to work and well worth the paper donation to the box as well as paying for the refreshments
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Skrevet 16. mars 2019
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Neil P
Reading79 bidrag
okt. 2018 • Par
It seems to have been tricky so a few people to find the folly and so here is a couple of quick easy ways to get there. Travelling travelling along Pincents Lane from the a four drive past IKEA and a little way up there is on the road parking. There are two routes from here. The first is slightly longer which requires you to walk up Pincents Lane and past the hotel. After about 10 minutes you will pass some stables and parking on the left there is a public access pathway sign. Take this pathway which will lead into the woods , keep walking straight ahead down a steep path, out the other side of the woods the path will take you to the folly. The alternative route is to park in the same place on Prinents Lane and walk back towards IKEA looking out for a path on the right hand side which has some bollards and a sign. Walk down this path and when you get to the field take a left turn this short walk will take you to Nunhide Lane turn right here and keep walking until just before the farmhouse where there is a public footpath going up the hill to the folly.

There are beautiful views and lots of great photo opportunities of the folly and the surrounding area.
Skrevet 29. oktober 2018
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Daniel H
Reading, UK49 bidrag
mai 2018 • Alene
The woods are a fantastic place for walking, also for Mountain Biking.

Local's have turned part of the wood in to multiple short downhill mountain bike tracks. However these areas are clear to see and mountain bikers are mindful of walkers. The tower is in the middle of an easily accessible field and great for photography or even just for great views.
Skrevet 1. august 2018
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_2ndnozzle
Reading, UK21 bidrag
mai 2018
This is great place for a country walk. Based just off of Tilehurst in Reading, This is a gentle area to get away from the hassle of daily life. The site is also Pincents Manor - a Medieval Manor Farm House, built in about the 1500's. It is now a hotel and restaurant.
The picture on Trip Adisor is Pincents Tower, aka Pincents Folly - built in 1769 - this has romantic history. It was built by Rev. Henry Wilder who was courting Joan Thoyts who lived in Sulhampstead House, and the two buildings can be viewed from each building. Sulhamstead House, which is about 4.5 miles away and is still standing in a wonderful part of the Berkshire Countryside.

Sadly, since the 1970's developers have been aggressively looking at the site to build homes on, so please come soon to enjoy this lovely part of the English Countryside.

A wonderful, peaceful and charming area
Skrevet 30. juli 2018
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