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Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham

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Cleeve Hill is the highest point both of the Cotswolds hill range and in the county of Gloucestershire, at 1083ft. It is located on Cleeve Common which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest looked after by a small charity called Cleeve Common Board of Conservators. It commands a clear view to the west, over Cheltenham and the racecourse, over the River Severn and into Wales; and to the north over Winchcombe. It is a conspicuous outcrop on the edge of the limestone escarpment, . It is crossed by the Cotswold Way footpath.
With the hill's south slopes draining to the River Coln, Cleeve Hill is the highest point in the drainage basin of the River Thames.
The summit, at 1083ft, is a nondescript point marked by a trig point on the relatively flat common south of the Hill. Because of this, it does not offer particularly wide-ranging views. To the North by north-west, another summit at 1033ft high boasts a toposcope and a trig-point, offering far wider views. On an exceptionally clear day (for example a sunny day following a day of rain in spring or early summer), the view extends an impressive 90mi to Winsford Hill on Exmoor, Somerset.
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  • Stayed at the Rising Sun Hotel and walked out of the car park and up the hill, wonderful views, almost 360 degrees and gorgeous wild flowers, seats at the top.  more »
  • Cleeve Hill is the highest point of the Cotswolds,in the county of Gloucestershire, It is located on Cleeve Common which is a Site of  Interest  for its geology, habitats and botany.  It is a haven fo...  more »
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  • So many dog walking routes on and off of this places. The views are amazing. There are lots of sheep up on the hill so you will need to keep your dog on a lead or under control. The top is shared with a golf course but is only normally busy at the weekends, it is still easy to walk around just keep your eyes open for golf balls. You can see for miles on a clear day.
  • Bleak, but terrific views as far as the Brecon Beacons.
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