Three Hills Near Winchcombe

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Lowland and Hill Walks
May 21
2022

12 people attending

8 places left

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£12.50
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12.5 miles with just under 620m

Our walk will start in the Cotswold town of Winchcombe, once site of a great Saxon abbey and capital of Mercia. Through the grounds of Sudeley Castle, home and final resting place of Henry VIII's last (surviving) wife Katherine Parr. Rising up the escarpment we will visit Belas Knapp, a neolithic burial mound. From there we walk along to Cleeve Hill  (the highest point in the Cotswolds at 330m) overlooking Cheltenham with great views over the Vale of Evesham and Severn valley looking over 4 or five counties on clear day.

We'll continue around the edge of the escarpment dropping down and re-climbing back up twice ensuring further good views. There's a couple of good spots for your picnic/packed lunch and options for a pub-stop on the route or possible at the end.

It's a 12.5 mile / 20 km walk with a rise of 618m / 2027 feet so more than a stroll, probably moderate in terms of physicality. We will be crossing stiles not all of which will be easily dog accessible. Many of the farms in this area are already lambing and this will continue well into May so please consider this if you are thinking of bringing your hound.

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Photo Credits: All photos taken by James Lamb and permission is granted to OutdoorLads for further use.

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Winchcombe
Scenic View
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Winchcombe

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