Stinchcombe Hill - Dursley - Cam Peak - Stinchcombe Hill

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Two very different Cotswold Hills are explored on this walk. The walk starts from the free car park on top of Stinchcombe Hill, which juts out from the main Cotswold Edge and is almost detached from it. A golf course sits on top of the hill and much of its steep-sided slopes are in woodland. The walk follows the Cotswold Way as it completely encircles the hill, with several spectacular viewpoints on the way round.

From the top of the hill, the walk descends through the woodland to Dursley, a small town centred around its 18th Century market house, which is now the town hall. The town is surrounded by steep-sided hills: the wooded slopes of Stinchcombe Hill to the south and Cam Peak to the north, which is the next destination for the walk.

Cam Peak is an unusual conical shape, appearing almost artificial, but it is completely natural in origin. The climb to the top is very open and exposed and goes straight up. It has a definite peak with spectacular views all around, well worth the climb. The one disappointment is the only way from here is to go straight back down again!

England - South West England - Gloucestershire - Cotswolds

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Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets
11/02/2019 - Dennis Johnson

Really nice walk with some great views (including The Severn Bridge) from Stinchcombe Hill. Faultless directions all the way around all be it a lot more houses built in Cam from when the walk direction were put together

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