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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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  • Hefty climb to the top, but that is happily rewarded with a beautiful view of the region. Nice place to take a breath of fresh air.
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  • Lovely early morning walk before breakfast. Quite a climb, so be prepared! Wonderful rewarding views from the top. Watched the hot air balloon come up and over.  more »
  • No matter what time of year you come to Cleeve Hill the views ars always stunning and you are never alone... Dog walkers paradise and for general walking also, decent boots are advisable and the wind ...  more »
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  • Beautiful place for a Sunday afternoon stroll. Recently had a knee operation so while I am back to normal mobility, I need to go easy and the terrain was perfect for me.
  • Top of the Cotswolds! Great 360° views. Drive up and walk as far or as near as you like. Great spot for sunsets over Cheltenham.
  • Beautiful place for a walk, jogging or just relax! Recommended
  • Just beautiful
  • Beautiful place for a walk

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