GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Belas Knap

5 miles (8 km)

This circular walk visits the Belas Knap neolithic,chambered long barrow, on Cleeve Hill. The fascinating scheduledancient monument dates from around 3000 BC and includes a false entrance and independently accessible side chambers. Excavations in 1963 found the remains of 38 human skeletons, animal bones, flint implements and pottery dating from theNeolithic period(New Stone Age), circa 2000 BC.
Start the walk from the car park on Corndean Road just to the north of the site. From here it's a short climb along a section of the Cotswold Way to the long barrow. You can explore the fascinating English Heritage site where there are also fine views over the surrounding Cotswolds countryside.
The walk then continues west along the Cotswold Way to Wontley Farm and Cleeve Common. Follow the route round past Postlip Warren to the Royal Naval Air Station Merryfield. You pass the River Isbourne and the Postlip Hall Tithe Barn, before picking up a country lane to take you to Corndean Hall and the car park.
This site is situated just to the east of Cleeve Common and Cleeve Hill, the highest point both of theCotswoldsand Gloucestershire. It's a great place to extend your walk with more fine views to enjoy.
Just a mile to the north east from the car park you will find Sudeley Castle. There's a wonderful 1,200 acre estatesurrounding the 15th century castle with lots of nice footpaths to try.
The Winchcombe Way long distance trail and our Winchcombe Circular Walk also passes the site.

Belas Knap Postcode

GL54 5AL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Belas Knap OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Belas Knap Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

View of Winchcombe from near Belas Knap - geograph.org.uk - 1390299

View of Winchcombe from near Belas Knap

Field boundary near Belas Knap - geograph.org.uk - 1390291

Field boundary near Belas Knap

North portal of Belas Knap long barrow. - geograph.org.uk - 1195159

North portal of Belas Knap long barrow.

Belas Knap Long Barrow, Ancient Monument - geograph.org.uk - 749576

Belas Knap Long Barrow, Ancient Monument

Burial chamber in the western side of Belas Knap long barrow. - geograph.org.uk - 1195174

Burial chamber in the western side of Belas Knap long barrow.

Wontley Farm - geograph.org.uk - 45335

Wontley Farm

Cotswold Way east of Cleeve Common - geograph.org.uk - 45341

Cotswold Way east of Cleeve Common

Masts and Car Park on Cleeve Hill - geograph.org.uk - 755402

Masts and Car Park on Cleeve Hill

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Belas Knap.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Belas Knap.mmo (right click - 'Save As')