Dover's Hill, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bear and Ragged
N 52° 03.250 W 001° 48.148
30U E 582110 N 5767739
Quick Description: Dover's Hill, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/23/2008 11:33:52 AM
Waymark Code: WM4GVK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
Views: 47

Long Description:
The escarpment once formed part of a major South West, North East highway, the Jurassic Way.

The hill takes its name from the flamboyant local barrister Robert Dover, who in 1612 transformed a small Whitsuntide feast into a grand festival of sport and pagentry called the "Cotswold Olimpicks" centuries before the present Olympic movement.

The Games take place on the hill on the Friday evening after the Spring Bank Holiday Monday.

Local man Frederick Landseer Griggs, aided by historian GM Trevelyn bought the site for £4,000 to save it from becoming a hotel development, and presented it to the National Trust in 1929

A wonderful panoramic view of over 60 miles (on a clear day!) at a height of 225m above sea level.

Seats provided, or take a blanket and picnic, to admire the view and a chance to walk along signposted route to see the varied habitats and species encouraged to live in the area.

Views of May Hill, Bredon Hill, the Malvern Hills, Clee and Clent Hills, Coventry, and the nearby Meon Hill at Mickleton.
The address of property, including Postcode.:
Adjacent to the Weston-Sub-Edge road off King Comb Lane. 2 miles North of Chipping Campden.


The charges to visitors and opening hours.:
Open daily. Free access. Free parking.


National Trust member: yes

Web page: Not listed

Parking place (optional): Not Listed

References: Not listed

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