Sunday, 22 July 2007

Chipping Camden and Dover's Hill

The 15th century church

The 17th century market hall

The walk starts in the centre of the town and follows a section of the Cotswold way uphill towards Dover's Hill. This is a long scarp which has a fine view over the Vale of Evesham - with, sadly, signs of flooding in the distance.

The Vale of Evesham from Dover's Hill

From there the walk goes downhill across fields and then swings south for the inevitable long uphill section along the edge of the woods of Weston Park. The return route rejoins the Cotswold way and offers a nice view of Chipping Camden nestling in its valley.

Chipping Camden Church from the Cotswold Way

The final stretch into the town showed disturbing evidence of recent flooding with a pile of ruined carpets and furniture on a grass verge.

Rating: 3 and a half stars.

From: Cotswold Walks (Jarrold Pathfinder Guides number 6).

Map: Explorer OL45 (The Cotswolds).

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