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Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham

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Cleeve Hill is the highest point both of the Cotswolds hill range and in the county of Gloucestershire, at 1083ft. It is located on Cleeve Common which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest looked after by a small charity called Cleeve Common Board of Conservators. It commands a clear view to the west, over Cheltenham and the racecourse, over the River Severn and into Wales; and to the north over Winchcombe. It is a conspicuous outcrop on the edge of the limestone escarpment, . It is crossed by the Cotswold Way footpath.With the hill's south slopes draining to the River Coln, Cleeve Hill is the highest point in the drainage basin of the River Thames.Summit and viewsThe summit, at 1083ft, is a nondescript point marked by a trig point on the relatively flat common south of the Hill. Because of this, it does not offer particularly wide-ranging views. To the North by north-west, another summit at 1033ft high boasts a toposcope and a trig-point, offering far wider views. On an exceptionally clear day (for example a sunny day following a day of rain in spring or early summer), the view extends an impressive 90mi to Winsford Hill on Exmoor, Somerset.
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  • Lots of walks and great views over 7 counties. The clamber up to the top is worth the effort, but if you don't want to do that there are still lots of other trails to follow.  more »
  • After a 2 hour walk from Winchcombe,we came to Cleeve common,a vast common land crowned by a golf course. Refreshments are available at the club house,and a large carpark for short walkers,picnicers a...  more »
  • This afternoon I had some spare time and the sun was out so I decided to drive up to Cleeve Hill. What a view! The best access points are from Cleeve Hill village along the B4632 Winchcombe to Chelten...  more »