Cotswold Way Circular Walk: 5. The Cleeve Hill Ring

Route type: Circular and Linear Walks

This breathtaking walk leads you over open hilltops, across streams and through woodlands, immersing you in one of the country’s most fascinating and precious habitats – limestone grassland. Over half of this wildflower and butterfly rich natural resource is within the Cotswolds and some of the finest examples are on Cleeve Common. The unsurpassed views along this route therefore, are the perfect backdrop for getting even closer to the outstanding natural beauty of the Cotswold Way.

  • Distance: 6 miles (Shorter route 4 miles)
  • Duration: 3½ – 4½ hrs (Shorter: 2 - 3 hrs)
  • Difficulty: Moderate, no stiles but some steep sections (Shorter: Easy, no stiles and mostly level)

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Spring, Cleeve Hill