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Stanton to Cleeve Hill

Hiking trail · Tewkesbury
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  • Belas Knap, a Neolithic burial chamber
    / 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
22.7 km
6:30 h
522 m
416 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
Updated: March 11, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
299 m
Lowest point
82 m
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Start

Stanton (111 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
52.006690, -1.901203
UTM
30U 575420 5762352

Destination

Cleeve Hill

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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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
22.7 km
Duration
6:30h
Ascent
522 m
Descent
416 m

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