The Locations


Follyfoot Farm, the main location for the series, was filmed at Hollin Hall on the Harewood estate in Yorkshire.



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Dora rides to Follyfoot. Linda's image (middle) taken in 2009. Jane's image taken in 2014 shows a fence has been erected around the lake



 Dora waters the Lightning Tree             Jane's image taken in 2010



 Dora walking Folly across the fields          Jane's image taken in 2010



Looking across the lake to Follyfoot.

On the left Jane Royston's personal photo taken in the 1970s.

Middle image taken by Pete in 2009.  Jane Royston is leaning on the fence looking across to the farm.

Far right Motomouse's image taken in 2013.  



Ron rides past the barns.

In Simon's image taken in 2004 both barns are still there.

Hollinhare's image far right taken in 2012 shows one barn has been demolished and a fence put up.



 The shed where Callie hides Moonstone has long gone but the lake is still as beautiful today.

 Jane's image taken in 2014



Dora searches for Folly by the lake.         Rob's image taken in 2008. 



Steve and Dora by the second lake        Motormouse's image taken in 2013




  Inside the barns.

  Jane's images taken in 2010 during a forum members meet-up.

  The barns are not accessible to the public.



Locations Episode by Episode


If anyone has any images to help fill in the gaps please contact us


Series One

Episode 1 Dora

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The Palladian Villa at Stockeld Park was the Colonel's residence.


The gates haven't changed at all                  Image taken by Jane in 2010



Impressive entrance to the Palladian Villa      Jane's image taken in 2010 



Dora walks up the beautiful staircase           Still beautiful in 2010 



The Colonel and Dora in the dining room     Jane's image taken in 2010




The clock above the stables                      Image by Pete taken in 2010



The Colonel's stables                              Linda's image of Stockeld stables in 2010



Dora in the stables                                  Gillian Blake revisits in 2011 




Episode 2 Steve


Steve hides Kip from the Squires men. This was filmed at Ilkley Moor Thanks Johno for the image



The rock with the clock-type face can be seen behind Steve and Dora in the screen cap. Middle image taken by Johno.

My image taken in 2014. 



The scene where Steve and Dora cross a river to escape from the Squires men was filmed at Bolton Abbey. My image on the far right shows the river today and an almost identical photo of Steve crossing this section of the river can be seen on page 22 in Jane Royston's book Follyfoot Remembered





Episode 3 Gypsy


Shadwell was the location for Tinikers Farm. Thanks to Johno for the recent image on the right.



Tinikers Farm, thanks to Johno for the image.




Episode 4 Shadow


Isobel in the grounds of Stockeld Park        Jane's image taken in 2011 



Swindon Road, which leads to Kirby Overblow. 

On the right is forum member Motormouse riding his bike on the same road in 2013.



The lay-by where Ron breaks down and Steve turns to ride across the fields to the farm. 

Motormouse's image taken in 2013.



The line of trees are still recognisable in Motormouse's image taken in 2013. 



 In Hollinhare's image taken in 2008 the Hawthorn tree was upright. In 2014 Jane's image shows a different story! 



Episode 5 One White-Foot Charley


Episode 6 The Charity Horse


The Shambles in Wetherby                  Image taken by Jane in 2011 



Cross street, where the Willens pony is killed by a lorry. Simon's image taken in 2006. 



Tockwith Weekly Examiner shop in Wetherby

Middle image taken in 2004 by Simon and Jane's image on the right in 2011.



The Town Hall in Wetherby                Image on the right taken by Jane in 2011



The Willen's house in Wike. Filming took place at the back of the house, and the original steps have been retained.

Thanks Barney for the these images taken in 2009.



The barn behind The Colonel is next door to the above house.



For more information on The Charity Horse locations click HERE



Episode 7 Know All's Nag


Wetherby station where Gip hides Marty. It's now a car park but you can still see the bridge. Jane's images taken in 2011.




Episode 8 Moonstone


The Circus was set up in fields to the right of the farmhouse which can be seen in Jane Royston's image.

Linda's image far right taken in 2009 




Episode 9 Stryker's Good Deed


Ron riding along North West Road. Now completely rebuilt (Google street view 2010)



As they put the rag and bone man in the ambulance, you get a glimpse on the right of a block of flats.

called Holborn Towers in Shay Street         Image taken in 2010 by Rob



 Gip running away from Ron. The Steps are unchanged in Robs image taken in 2010.



Episode 10 Mr She-Knows


Episode 11 The Standstill Horse


The area where Steve and Dora trained the horse for Ginny was in fields across the other side of the valley from the farm.

This location was also used as the "Quarry" where Gip fell down in episode The Charity Horse. Rob's image taken in 2010.

Motormouse's image far right taken in 2014.




 Steve, Ginny and Dora outside the Clap Gate Inn.  Jane's image taken in 2011.



At Tuckwood Farm, the muck heap is where Ginny had her mounting block.

In the screen cap you can just see the house in the distance.

Barneys image taken in 2009.




Episode 12 Birthday at Follyfoot


Ron rides his bike up Wike Lane                Linda's image taken in 2009



Field where Ron is lying down reading a comic.    Jane's image taken 2014



The tree with the bent branch is still there today. Jane's image taken in 2014



 Episode 13 A Day In the Sun






Series Two


Episode 1 Someone, Somewhere


Unless otherwise stated the images for this episode are by Johno. 

This is Globe Road at the Leeds end of the Leeds/Liverpool Canal. 



Steve walks along by the canal.

The doorway can still be seen next to the pink flowers by the Barge.  



The approximate location of Blackett's Cafe. This was filmed on Woodhouse Street in Leeds. When Steve crosses the street to the Cafe, you can see the spire of the Church of the Holy Name in the background. This has since been demolished. Rob's image taken in 2012. 



Still at the Leeds end of the canal, the location for the Night Café. 



The Lock Keepers Cottage is near Dobson Lock, Apperley Bridge and down a private drive. 

Image far right taken by Barney in 2008.



The track where Dora and Ron meet hasn't changed that much.



Again near Dobson Lock, Apperley where Dora sat pining for Steve.

Jane's image taken in 2011 shows it's still a peaceful stretch of the canal.




Episode 2 The Debt


Haddocks Wharf was just off Dock Street near Leeds Bridge where

the old British Waterways Depot was. You can see in Johno's

image the building with the bay window is still there.




Episode 3 Family of Strangers


Episode 4 A Present for Sandy


Drapers Farm in Shadwell was the same location as Tinikers Farm in episode Gypsy.

Thanks Johno for the images.



Seth Draper's Horse box passes this house, Rose Cottage, on Brandon Lane. If you slow the DVD down as the horse box passes there's a road sign you can just make out as the start of Brandon.




Episode 5 The Innocents


The pit location for most of this episode was filmed at Thornhill Colliery in Dewsbury, which was used by Kirklees Building services until 2015 when the site was demolished to make way for a housing estate.


Images by Jane 2014

Entrance to the mine




The wall and area to the left has been back-filled and is now a car park.



The square buildings in the middle of the screen cap above are the old and newer winding houses.

The older winding house is to the left of the chimney.


Left image is the newer winding house, old winding house on the right.




The view behind is still recognisable today by the sewage farm on the left.

The building on the right in the screen cap has been demolished.




One of the mine shafts now capped off.

The buildings in the background of the screen cap have been demolished.  




The houses seen in the background are still there, if somewhat altered.




The house with the blue door appears to have been demolished.

The house next to it on the right, seen in the middle screen cap, is still there with alterations over the years.




Driveway to the mine



UPDATE 2015 Thanks to Rick for these latest photos showing demolition of the site.



More information about Thornhill Colliery can be seen HERE


Behind the scenes filming at Thornhill Colliery for The Innocents



Episode 6 The Hundred Pound Horse


Tim hides in Harewood Castle which is on the Harewood Estate. You can walk around the outside of the Castle, or book on a Castle tour (keep an eye on the Harewood House Website for details) and follow in Tim's footsteps!

Jane's images taken in 2015 







The Lodge Harewood Estate can be seen just behind Steve's head.

Rob's image taken in 2009




Episode 7 Poor Bald Head


The Coal yard in Otley                Rob's image taken in 2013. It looks much the same 



The notorious Thacket's Rise was filmed at the bottom of King's Road.

Google Street view shows the lower end of King's Road has been re-developed, and the road now ends in a cul-de-sac. 

Jane's image on the right taken in 2011 shows Kelsall Road from the junction with Alexandra Road, more or less where King's Road would have ended. This is the road that can be seen in the distance on the screen cap.




Episode 8 The Prize


The Gymkhana was held in the grounds of Stockeld Park. Jane's image taken in 2011. 



The lovely Pack Horse Bridge in Washburn Valley, Dob Park.

This location was also used in The Standstill Horse where Lewis falls off his bike in the river.

Motormouse's image taken in 2013




Episode 9 Treasure Hunt


Steve and Wendy by the second lake at Follyfoot Farm.

Motormouse's image taken in 2013 shows it's still a magical place.



The Derwent sisters house was filmed at Eagle Hall, Pateley Bridge.

The house is now converted into flats.

Jjane's image taken in 2011




Episode 10 Debt of Honour


Carne Manor was filmed at Ribston Hall, a privately owned mansion at Great Ribston near Knareborough. 

The clock above the stables is still there. Hollinhare's image taken in 2011. 




Episode 11 Out-of-the-Blue Horse


The school was located in the village of Thorner. It is now the Parish Centre. Dora looked

through the window on the end of the building. As Jane's image in 2011 shows, Dora would

have had to stand on wheelie bins nowadays!



Albian Street. Google Street view shows the red phone box is sadly no longer there.



The Star Inn at Clifford, High Street is still there but the garage has been gone about 20 years.

The entrance to Garage owner Arnold Berwick's house was opposite the Inn.

Thanks Johno for the image




Episode 12 The Awakening 


Entrance to the Colonel's mansion was filmed at Stockeld Park.

Jane's image taken in 2010



The library also filmed at Stockeld Park     Linda's image taken in 2010



 Fox Saddlers Ltd shop in Wetherby had a trade stand at the Horse Show.

Thanks Johno for the image




Episode 13 Fly Away Home

The florists shop was filmed in Thorner village, Main Street.

In Jane's image taken in 2011 you can see the bay window which is behind Ron.



Dora waits anxiously on the stairs                Jane's image taken in 2010





Series Three


Episode 1 The Distant Voice



Episode 2 The Four-Legged Hat


Thorner Village, Main Street is where the Saddlers, Hat shop and Ford were filmed.

Dora leaving the Saddlers                         Jane's image of the doorway taken in 2011  



The window which housed the hat!            Jane's image taken 2011



View of Thorner Main Street with the Church in the distance.

Jane's image taken in 2011



The Ford behind Clem Barratt                  Linda's image taken in 2010




Episode 3 Barney


Episode 4 Miss Him When He's Gone


The Foley house in Lilian Street. This area is now totally re-developed.

Middle picture Google Street map in 2010, you can just about see the viaduct behind the bungalows.

Rob's image on the right taken in 2010, present day St. Matthius Street looking straight at where Lilian Street would have been.



Dora and the Foley brothers at their stables. Land Rover and trailer pull up outside the Foleys house.

Robs image taken in 2010 shows the HSS building which you can see behind the Land Rover.



More of Rob's images from 2010. Another shot of the Viaduct and cobbles which were part of Lilian Place.

What's left of the old Banker Street with the HSS shop on the left.



Dora and Gavin Foley at the funeral. The same corner of the cemetery on Google street map 2010.

Rob's image taken a few months later shows the gravestone with the cross has been vandalised.



At the funeral. Jane's image of the site where the chapel used to be taken in 2011.




Episode 5 The Dream



Episode 6 The Challenge


Dora at the Disco. Gillian re-enacts the scene in 2011. The Harewood Village Hall in 2011. 



The race was filmed near Harewood House. Hollinhare's images taken in 2008





The hill on the skyline behind Dora is Almscliffe Crag.





Episode 7 The Letter


Pilkington's residence was filmed at the same location as Carne manor in episode Debt of Honour.

The impressive doorway can just be seen in Hollinhare's images taken in 2011 from the public footpath. 




Episode 8 The Bridge Builder


Tina on the Harewood Bridge                   Motormouse's image taken in 2013 



Another shot of the bridge                        Hollinhare's image taken in 2008




Episode 9 Uncle Joe


Ron and Dora ride up Hall Drive in Bramhope to Uncle Joe's house. 

Thanks Johno for the images



Uncle Joe's house.




Episode 10 The Helping Hand

Episode 11 Rain on Friday



Episode 12 Hazel


King Lane where the yobs are following Hazel.

The garage is now a Tesco Express and the houses in the distance are obscured by trees.

Thanks Johno for the image




Episode 13 Walk in the Wood


This was where Dora stopped the little thugs throwing stones at the horse.

Dora was in the garden of the cottage to the left, there was a metal fence dividing the gardens as you can see in the screenshot (still there in the 90's) the privet hedge was at the far end of the cottage to the right. I assume the filming of the search for Copper and the 'cutting down the strong to help the weak' chat with the woodsman also took place in the woods here. 



Carr Houses were derelict until about 2000 when they were renovated. They were in a slightly worse state than they are seen on FollyFoot and the wildly overgrown privet hedge that the boys chase Copper through was exactly the same. Today they are very different.

Thanks Hollinhare for the images



The forge was on Wike Lane                      Linda's images taken in 2009



Hollinhare's images taken in 2013. A horseshoe still hangs on the door.




Hollinhare's images 2014. The forge has been demolished but the pump remains for the present.




2015 Pump gone, site boarded up but the cottage is still hanging in there.

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