Distance: 2 miles
Time: 1-1.5 hours
Parking: Flat £2 fee to park all day in Crickley Hill car park GL4 8JY
Refreshments: Crickley Hill cafe is next to the car park.
Other info: Dogs must be on leads in certain areas at certain times of year to protect ground nesting birds (1st March to 31st July) . There are cows grazing in some fields.
Crickley Hill is on The Cotswold Escarpment and offers panoramic views of the area, it’s also of geological and archaeological interest because of the limestone layers that form these steep escarpments running down to the Severn Valley. Historically, there is also evidence of settlements and an Iron Age Hill Fort with excavations of Crickley Hill taking place between 1969 and 1993.
Crickley Hill is a fabulous place for a dog walk at all times of year, with some of the best views in The Cotswolds. It can get very busy during peak times, so we’d suggest a visit very early or towards the end of the day for a little more solitude!
The aptly named ‘Crickley Hill walk’ starts from the cafe and is well marked as it takes you through woodland, over the scarp and across open fields. Grab a picnic in the summer and make a day of it as the views really are worth sticking around for!
If you’re looking for a longer walk, you can pick up the Cotswold Way and make your way over to Leckhampton Hill before retracing your steps.
Let us know if you give this walk a try, it’s a really lovely one at sunset!
Thanks for reading,
Cara, Andy, Poppy & Maple x