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A wander over Cleeve Common

A leisurely walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) starting and finishing in Gloucestershire, England, about 8.07km (5.01 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:30. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 245m (803ft)
Loss 221m (725ft)
Max. Elevation 320m (1049ft)
Elevation (total) 466m (1528ft)
Start
Gotherington
End
Cheltenham
Distance 8.07km
(5.01mi)
Duration ~2:30
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 21 May 2010
There's more to do in Cheltenham than watch horses racing; just east of the town is Cleeve Common, a fantastic place for a walk. The hill curves around the town, so you can make the day as long or as short as you want. Start in Gotherington, a short bus ride away. To find out more about what you might see on the common, visit: www.cleevecommon.org.uk

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Waypoints

OS Grid SO964296
Start at the village of Gotherington. If you want to arrive in style, take the steam train on the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway.
Gotherington Station About 1.14 km (~0.71 miles) from
OS Grid SO975299
Head to the station east of the village. From here, there is a bridleway leading up Nottingham Hill.
Nottingham Hill About 1.48 km (~0.92 miles) from
OS Grid SO982285
Most of the climbing is done on the steep slopes of Nottingham Hill - once this is done, you've got your height for the day. The hill is actually the site of an ancient fort.
Cleeve Hill About 2.22 km (~1.38 miles) from
OS Grid SO985263
Follow the track from Nottingham Hill and cross the road. From here, pick up the Cotswold Way towards Cleeve Hill - the highest point in the Cotswolds at 330m. Just south of the summit is an iron-age long barrow.
Path to Cheltenham About 1.51 km (~0.94 miles) from
OS Grid SO987248
Keen walkers can continue along the Cotswold Way which continues to the southern side of Cheltenham. For a more leisurely day, drop down the escarpment just past Queen's Wood.
Prestbury About 1.72 km (~1.07 miles) from
OS Grid SO974238
Great views of the racecourse as you descend. The path takes you into Prestbury, on the outskirts of Cheltenham. Buses run from here, or it is a further mile into the town centre.

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