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Dover's Hill, Chipping Campden
Robert Dover's Olimpick Games being performed at Dover's Hill - Betty Stocker©

Walk to Dovers Hill

Walk 2. Chipping Campden & Dovers Hill - 4.25 miles

Walking BootsWalking BootsWalking west along the High Street, turn right at St Catharine's Catholic Church turn right into Back lane, at the junction turn left into Hoo Lane. The roadway now becomes a green lane, please note the footpath and the bridlepath are segregated for the benefit of all. Proceed to the top of the green lane turning left into Kingscomb Lane, then following the signposts turn right along a field edge path to the stile set between two ash trees. Turn left and walk across the top of Dovers Hill enjoying the extensive views to the West and the Malvern Hills, taking in both the OS column and Griggs Topograph.

Leave this National Trust property through the car park, turn right going down a 14% gradient. As you approach woodland on your right, look out for a stile and signpost on your left. Go over the stile follow the path with the hedge on your left and extensive views to your left. Reach a gate and bear right downhill to a waymarked stile in the bottom fence keep descended through a second stile unitl you reach a footbridge over a stream in the far left corner of the field. You will find the first of two foot bridges - go left and cross the subsequent stile and follow a brook on your right for 100 yards before taking a left to a waymarked stile in an indented corner.

Bluebells - photo by Betty Stocker Cross the stile and then the footbridge over the stream then turn left along a woodland track - please note this can be muddy. Keeping the stream on your left walk uphill up the old Roman Road - known as Ryknild Street, this follows the edge of the fields, with the perimeter fence of Weston Park on your left. Go through a gate in the corner which will take you back into the woods, follow the track up to the road and turn left, at the junction go ahead towards Chipping Campden. The trees of Weston Park are still on your left, after a small triangle of trees on your right look out for the Cotswold Way signpost, you will note the Cotswold Way runs parallel with the road at this point, look for a gate on the left hand side, this marks where you will leave the Cotswold Way by bearing right down across an arable field until you reach Dyers Lane, turn right and follow the road into Chipping Campden.