Here in Gloucestershire, we are blessed with some incredible countryside and beautiful walks that allow you to appreciate the county in all of its splendour. If you are wondering where some of the best spots are in the county, here are just a few of them for you to have a look through.
Cleeve Hill – This is the highest point in the Cotswolds and stands at an impressive 330 metres above the villages located below. The hill is a part of the wider Cleeve Commons and you can see the River Severn, Winchcombe and the landscape of Cheltenham on a nice clear day. If you are a fan of wildlife you are sure to come across some of the sheep that graze on the common. Or if you like a bit of golf, why not play a few holes at the golf club.
Sherborn Park Estate – the estate has a beautiful 18th Century building that you can explore along with an extensive woodland where you will come across all kinds of wildlife and a wonderful selection of birds. The working water meadow is one of the estate’s big attractions. You can spend a beautiful day capturing pictures of the many insects and animals that can be seen across the estate.
The Old Mill at Lower Slaughter – if you like historical buildings then you must visit The Old Mill. Not only is it located in one of the most picturesque villages in the Cotswolds but it dates back to before the 14th Century. There are entries in the Doomsday Book that relate to one of the mills.
Bourton-On-The-Water – if you like quaint Cotswold villages you will want to spend some time in Bourton-On-The-Water. The River Windrush flows through the middle of the village and in the hot summer months you can even take a nice cool stroll through the waters.
Broadway Tower – the tower is 312 metres above sea level and it provides beautiful views across the local area. On a clear day, you can actually see up to 16 different counties from this one spot. It is a great place to sit back and relax with a nice drink from the Tower cafe.
Crickley Hill – if you are looking for breathtaking views then Crickly Hill is the place to go. Not only can you enjoy the beautiful walks across the countryside and along the escarpment but you can also see some great archaeological finds.