Top of the Cotswolds

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Aug 22

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19.2km (12 miles) and steep in places due to hilly nature of the terrain. 1,077 ft at highest point. Total height gain 1,211 ft

Starting the walk on Cleeve Hill (also known as Cleeve Cloud), the highest point both of the Cotswolds hill range and of the county of Gloucestershire, at 1,083 feet (330 m). During the walk we will visit Belas Knap, a Neolithic long barrow (3000BC). Afterwards, we will had down into Winchcombe, an Anglo-Saxon town; the Anglo-Saxon saint St Kenelm is believed to be buried in the town.

Today’s walk is a circular route starting and ending at the disused quary car park, next to the Golf Club, on Cleeve Hill.  We will travel past the top of Cleeve towards Belas Knapp and onto the picturesque village of Winchcombe where we will pause for lunch before walking back up Cleeve Hill.

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  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop.
  • Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
  • Public transport use to the start point is discouraged, as this is a non-essential journey. 
  • Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice.
  • On walks, one person to hold open gates and allow everyone to walk through – so minimising surfaces that multiple people touch. 
  • Be aware that opportunities for toilet stops may be minimal if facilities are closed.
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Photo Credits: All photos taken by John Chivers and permission is granted to OutdoorLads for further use.

Sheep in the Cotswolds
A view of the Cotswolds
Sheep in the Cotswolds
A view of the Cotswolds


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