Crickley Hill, Hartley Bottom and the Devil's Chimney
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Why not burn off some of those guilty Easter calories on a walk with OutdoorLads?
Starting from Crickley Hill with its views over Cheltenham and Gloucester we will head down to Leckhampton so you can proudly claim you've walked all the way to the top of the Leckhampton Hill (parts of this will be steep). After visiting the remains of the Lime Kilns and the Devil's Chimney we'll find somewhere to rest and eat our packed lunches. The rest of the day is spent meandering through scenic valley's with one or two long but gentle hills before we stop at a pub for a quick drink before one last climb back to the car park.
Dogs are welcome on this walk but we will be passing through farm land where they will need to be under control.
What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking. If the weather has been good then you may get away with good quality trainers but walking boots/shoes are recommended.
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch
Food & drink
A packed lunch and plenty to drink will be essential on this walk.
There may be the possibility to buy snacks to take away at the cafe at the beginning of the walk but please do not count on this. There will not be another option to purchase anything until the pub just before the end of the walk.