Hawkesbury Upton - Lower Kilcott - Hawkesbury Upton

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Hawkesbury Upton is characterised by a mix of 17th and 18th Century buildings, many of which were probably connected with the prosperous weaving industry.

Starting from the village, the circular walk starts by following the Cotswold Way, passing the Somerset Monument along the way. The tower is approximately 100 feet high, and was built in memory of Robert Edward Henry Somerset, a general at the Battle of Waterloo. There is an observation gallery at the top of the tower, but access is currently restricted, as it is in need of repair.

The Cotswold Way is followed as far as the small village of Lower Kilcott and the Kilcott Valley, a deep incursion into the Cotswold escarpment, which is really off the beaten track. The walk then heads up the valley and climbs up the sides, taking in some fantastic views before returning through woodland to Hawkesbury Upton.

England - South West England - Gloucestershire - Cotswolds


Ancient Monument, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Pub, Public Transport, Woodland
4/1/2012 - Jeanette Potter

Did this walk 01.04.2012. Beautiful day and enjoyed the walk very much. Some quite steep climbs, but fantastic views. The stream at point 14 has dried up but the gates at 16 and 17 are now open. It appears they are closed when young pheasants are kept there.

6/30/2009 - Stephen Harvey

Problem between 16 & 17 as this part of woodland has now been fenced in. The gates at the top and bottom are wired so can be removed easily no indication or signage to indicate private property.

5/25/2009 - steve edwards


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