Buscot Weir and Tearoom

Buscot Weir and Tearoom

Date of Adventure: 3 Jul, 2023

A perfect sunny day outing is Buscot Weir, Buscot Tearoom and the village playground – they are all in such close proximity to each other it would be rude to not sample the delights of all in one go.

The Buscot Tearoom has some unbelievable treats on offer; they are the Willy Wonkas of bakes over there! Last time I went I loaded up on a salad first then went all out on the sweet treats. The garden is beautiful to sit in too and so lovingly tended.

The weir is only a few minutes walk away (follow the crowds!) and you will pass a playground on your left. Go and investigate as it is the obstacle course of dreams! My big boys happily entered into competition to get around the fastest whilst I entered into competition with my youngest to try and get him to keep a sun hat on his head – I was the loser! 🤦🏻‍♀️

Next onto the weir itself – this is managed by the National Trust but there is no entry fee. It’s a stunning spot with a big, well maintained meadow and access down to the weir via various points along the bank. Water cascades over a small waterfall and into the weir pool, which is quite deep in the middle. It suddenly goes from very shallow to very deep so do beware. It’s obviously a very popular spot and gets very busy with families and young people all enjoying the sunny weather. The water quality here is considered to be well above average and suitable for swimming. There are also some lovely shady spots to park your blankets and sit and watch the world go by. There are numerous walks in these area, worth a wander if you have the time.

 

 

AT A GLANCE

Free
Always open
No booking required
Buscot Tearoom - check opening times
Accessible but no accessible equipment in playground
37 minutes from Headington roundabout
No direct route from Oxford via public transport
There is a car park next to Buscot Tearoom for patrons and also a National Trust car park closer to the weir in the village which gets very busy in hot weather
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Buscot Weir, Faringdon SN7 8DA

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