Woolstone seen from below the White Horse. Photo: Duncan Baber

Rights of Way - FP12

The DM&S describes FP 12 as:

"from Woolstone Road, near FPs 10 & 11, North-North-East to Uffington Parish boundary"

General Condition Good, although the northern end of the path can become overgrown with nettles in the summer (although the continuation of the footpath into the parish of Uffington can be muddy and wet)
Length 250 yds
Navigation Problems None
Stiles, gates or other obstacles 1 stile at the southern end.

Three footpaths come together on the Woolstone Road at the northern end of Lower Woolstone by Corner Cottage. A stile marks the start of FP 12 whereafter the grassy path bears right following a line to the left of the small field and between areas of newly planted trees.

The hedgelines on both side start to encroach on to the path, and in summer this section of the path can see a healthy growth of nettles. When the path reaches the hedge there is a small wooden bridge across a ditch. This point marks the parish boundary with Uffington.

Beyond this point the footpath continues directly to a further stile in the fence by Claypit Lane. This section of the path can be difficult to see, especially if the field has been ploughed. In wet conditions the mud can cause problems.