Stinchcombe Hill - North Nibley - Stinchcombe Hill

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Stinchcombe Hill - Stinchcombe - North Nibley - Stinchcombe Hill

Stinchcombe Hill is an almost detached part of the Cotswold Edge, noted for its superb views above steep slopes in all directions, although the tranquillity is spoiled by the noise of the M5 that passes close by at the bottom of the hill. A golf course sits on top of the hill that has been rated as one of the most scenic in Europe. The walk follows the Cotswold Way as it completely encircles the top of the hill around the edge of the golf course, with several viewpoints down the Severn Valley to the Severn Bridges and across to the Forest of Dean and Black Mountains.

After descending the steep slope, the walk skirts around the base of the Cotswold Edge, visiting Stinchcombe Village and on to North Nibley, where the Cotswold Way can be picked up again and followed back to the top of the hill.

North Nibley is the birthplace of William Tyndale, who translated the New Testament into English. A 111-foot high monument sits on top of the hill above the village, which can be seen on several occasions during the course of the walk. Another Walk I have done - Walk 5919 - visits the monument and the two walks could be combined into one long walk.

England - South West England - Gloucestershire - Cotswolds

Features

Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Public Transport, Woodland
01/08/2019 - R T Holmes

Excellent walk - good directions and mostly well signposted. We found the path between waypoints 9 and 10 to be very heavily overgrown requiring considerable force to navigate. At waypoints 13 and 14 the stile referred to is now a gate. At waypoint 20 something has changed - we could not identify a path leading to waypoint 21 and instead followed the path to Snitend Bridge and turned right along the road to join Frog Lane at Nibley Green. Where this path meets the road a footbridge crosses a stream. The road end of the bridge is partially obstructed by fallen trees making exit difficult. This has been reported to GCC.

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