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Cleeve Hill to Charlton Kings

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Follow the route to Cleeve Hill to Dowdeswell enjoying a series of outstanding views from the Cotswold escarpment. Your overnight accommodation will be in nearby Charlton Kings which is approx 1 mile (1.6km) off the Cotswold Way,
easy
Distance 9 km
2:30 h
65 m
279 m
As you circle around Cheltenham from up above, enjoy walking between lofty and open expanses, along woodlands and through reserves of Prestbury Hill and Dowdeswell. When you arrive at Dowdeswell Resevoir,  follow your accommodation details for directions off the path to Charlton Kings where you will be staying overnight.  
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
308 m
Lowest point
90 m
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Tips and hints

This tour appears in the following itineraries:

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Start

Cleeve Hill (308 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SO 98572 26375
DD
51.935887, -2.022165
DMS
51°56'09.2"N 2°01'19.8"W
UTM
30U 567224 5754359
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Destination

Dowdeswell Resevoir

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

OS Grid
SO 98572 26375
DD
51.935887, -2.022165
DMS
51°56'09.2"N 2°01'19.8"W
UTM
30U 567224 5754359
w3w 
///laser.funky.soccer
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

4.0
(1)
Glenn Sutcliffe
September 16, 2021 · Community
Straight forward, could have been more signs but the app helped when a path was in doubt. Great views.
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Thursday, 16 September 2021 20:59:37
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
9 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
65 m
Descent
279 m
Linear route Scenic

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