GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Chipping Campden to Dover's Hill Walk

3 miles (5 km)

This walk climbs to Dover's Hill from the lovely market town of Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds. The hill is a high point on the limestone escarpment that effectively forms the northern edge of the Cotswolds. There is a spectacular view northwards across the Avon valley from here.
You start off in the centre of Chipping Campden with its wonderful limestone terraced main street which dates from the 14th century to the 17th century. The 17th century market hall arches are a particularly iconic Cotswolds piece of architecture.
From Chipping Campden you pick up the Cotswold Way and follow it out of the town to Dover's Hill. The hill stands at a height of754 feet (230 metres) with splendid views over the surrounding Cotswolds countryside. On a clear day you can also see the Black Mountainsof South Wales and theLong Myndin Shropshire.
If you would like to continue your walking from Chipping Campden then you could follow the Monarch's Way to the nearby Hidcote Manor Garden.
You can also follow the path to the village of Ebrington where you can pick up the Ebrington and the Foxcote Estate circular walk.


GL55 6HA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Chipping Campden to Dover's Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Chipping Campden to Dover's Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


There's some nice places to eat in Chipping Campden but one of the finest pubs in the country is located just to the east in the village of Ebrington. Here you'll find The Ebrington Arms an award winning pub which does excellent food and is set in a wonderful village location with fine views of the surrounding Cotswolds countryside. It's a special place and was recently voted the UK's number 1 village pub by The Times. The inn also has an interesting history, with its charming stone building dating all the way back to the 1640s. Inside there's period pieces includingwooden fireplaces and beamed ceilings. You can find it in the village on May Lane at a postcode of GL55 6NH for your sat navs. The pub is also very dog friendly and can provide treats for your pet.
The Donnington Way - Cotswolds Pub Walk passes through the village too. The long circular walk visits 15 fine old Donnington Brewery pubs in the Cotswolds.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Less than a mile to the south of Chipping Campden there's the neighbouring village of Broad Campden where you'll find the 18th century pub known as the 'local' ofFather Brown, the crime-solving priest who stars in the BBC drama filmed in the Cotswolds.
The circular Upper Quinton Walk also visits Hidcote from the village to the north. The sister village of Lower Quinton includes a noteworthy 16th century pub once owned by Henry VIII.


Dover's Hill - - 559761

Dover's Hill, bench to rest and enjoy the view

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Dover's Hill trees and viewpoint

Gateway on Dover's Hill - - 893769

Gateway on Dover's Hill. This gateway is at the northern end of Dover's Hill near Bold Gap. A bridleway passes through this gate and continues along the side of Kingscomb Hill.

Toposcope, Dover's Hill, near Chipping Camden - - 231433

Toposcope. Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire are visible from this point. Dover's Hill was the location for the so-called Olympicks or Cotswold Games, first held in 1612, revived in the 20th century, and still going today

Walkers arriving at Dover's Hill along the footpath - - 747344

Walkers arriving at Dover's Hill along the footpath

Boundary of National Trust Land at Dover's Hill - - 889014

Boundary of National Trust Land at Dover's Hill

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Dover's Hill view

Dover's Hill toposcope - - 1608515

Dover's Hill toposcope


GPS Files

GPX File

Chipping Campden to Dovers Hill.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Chipping Campden to Dovers Hill.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)