Walking the Cotswold Way Path  -  102 miles

Done in stages during 2015

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Day 4 - Wednesday 22nd July 2015

I returned by bus to the Indian Restaurant just outside Cheltenham to restart the walk. Climbing up through Lineover Wood to the top of Leckhampton Hill, I paused to look at the view - magnificent but spoilt by incoming rain. I walked over the open land on the edge of the escarpment in squally showers and gusty wind, eventually descending into the more sheltered valley. After a short stop for lunch I tackled Crickley Hill, which is surmounted by an Iron Age fort.  After the peace and quiet of the hills I came to the road at the Air Balloon Roundabout.  This was full of queuing traffic and I was glad to turn off the road again for the woods of the Peak and Birdlip Hill. Her I left the path temporarily to find my hotel for the night.

         Leckhampton Hill                                     Devils Chimney                                                   

Leckhampton Hill                                Devil's Chimney