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Stanton to Cleeve Hill

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  • Belas Knap, a Neolithic burial chamber
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Start with more ups and downs and as you near Winchcombe, the way levels out. Walk across high grassland to Cleeve Hill, the highest point of the Cotswold Way. 
moderate
Distance 22.7 km
6:30 h
522 m
416 m
299 m
82 m

Leaving Stanton, you soon discover the Iron Age hill fort Beckbury Camp dating back to 2,000 BC, before arriving at medieval Hailes Abbey. The 13th Century ruins and newly built museum (open April-August, payable locally) are wonderful to explore and discover the history of the monks who lived and worshipped at the abbey for nearly three centuries.  

Continue via Sudeley Castle, part of England’s history for over 1,000 years, featuring a beautiful 15th century church and lovely gardens. Pass Belas Knap, a huge Neolithic burial chamber, and then on to Cleeve Hill, the highest point of the Cotswolds hill range. If you are overnighting in Cleeve Hill, follow the individual directions from the path to the village in your accommodation list and guidebook.

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Author
Laura Paterson
Update: March 11, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
299 m
Lowest point
82 m
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Start

Stanton (111 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SP 06878 34255
DD
52.006690, -1.901203
DMS
52°00'24.1"N 1°54'04.3"W
UTM
30U 575420 5762352
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Destination

Cleeve Hill

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Coordinates

OS Grid
SP 06878 34255
DD
52.006690, -1.901203
DMS
52°00'24.1"N 1°54'04.3"W
UTM
30U 575420 5762352
w3w 
///staple.saga.lightens
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
22.7 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
522 m
Descent
416 m
Highest point
299 m
Lowest point
82 m

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