Hetty Peggler's Tump
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The wonderfully named Hetty Pegler's Tump, like the nearby Nympsfield Long Barrow, is a neolithic burial chamber in the Cotswold Hills, near the brewery village of Uley. On this walk, we will visit both sites, along with Coaley Peak with its stunning views over the River Severn and Forest of Dean .
This walk starts and ends at Stonehouse rail station, with direct services from Gloucester, Swindon and London. We follow the canal path east, before climbing up to Selsey Common and joining the Cotswold Way. We follow the Way through a woodland route until reaching Coaley Peak and the pair of Long Barrows, just a mile apart . The walk concludes with a steep descent and a direct path back to the station.
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, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
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
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
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 unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
There will be no shops or pubs in the walk, so bring lunch and 2L of drinking water.