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Seven Springs and Leckhampton Hill Walk

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Leckhampton Hill

Seven Springs and Leckhampton Hill Walk is a 5.3 mile loop trail located near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching.

Length 5.3 mi Elevation gain 987 ft Route type Loop
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A circular Cotswolds walk from the hamlet of Seven Springs, near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire. The route is a true Cotswolds classic, following a particularly beautiful and varied stretch of the Cotswold Way. You will encounter windswept hill-top grasslands, sheltered peaceful woodlands, panoramic views and the remains of both an Iron Age hillfort and a Victorian quarry. The walk has several climbs and descents throughout, including a couple of steep slopes. The paths are unmade for almost the entire length, some stretches are rutted or rocky and can be muddy after rain and in winter. The short first and last stretches are along an access lane, so watch out for traffic on this part of the route. There are no stiles on route, but you will need to negotiate several simple bridle gates and one flight of steps. The hill-top grasslands that you pass through are used to graze cattle at times, although being part of the Cotswold Way, the paths are well-walked and the cattle are accustomed to walkers and dogs. Leckhampton Hill is a popular dog walking spot so there are likely to be plenty of dogs for your furry-friend to socialize with. Allow 2.5 to 3 hours.

Seven Springs is a small hamlet located about 4 miles south of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, at the intersection of the A435 and the A436. The walk starts and finishes at the large parking lay-by directly opposite the Seven Springs pub. Approximate post code GL53 9NG. (If the parking lay-by is full, there is also a car park on Daisy Bank Road, alongside Waypoint 5, so you can adjust the walk to start there). There is a bus stop for Seven Springs (at the roundabout) if you are coming by public transport.

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Kat J
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Françesca Hosking
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Good mixture of views and forest. Super easy trail to follow - seems quite popular with lots of dog walkers. Free parking at start opposite the pub/ restaurant.

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winston tang
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Pam Higgs
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Lovely views

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Shubnam Suleman
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A lovely walk on a somewhat rainy day. Some breathtaking views. Slightly rocky and slippery in some parts.

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Anne-marie Birch
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Peter Reeves
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Great

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Georgina Thurlow
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Alex James
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Decent trail. Not too demanding on the legs. It’s one to the blow the cob webs out.

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Breda O’Hare
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Really enjoyed the first half, second part not so much.

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Louis Quinn
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Lovely walk out. Some mildly steep sections which you may need to take into consideration. Lovely views over Cheltenham ands some lovely wooded sections too.

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Rhiannon Chandler-Day
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A gorgeous walk of the conditions are good!

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Kyle Simmins
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Great trail. Dog friendly. Relatively easy to follow. Would recommend.

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Julie What
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Nice walk with easy terrain, able to take steeper alternatives for a more challenging hike. Would recommend for a view of the city with the quiet of the countryside. Bonus: cows

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Hilary OB
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A wonderful walk to a beautiful look out at Leckhampton hill. Easy to follow route, and good mix of road and trail. Beware the start isn't at the Seven Springs pub but the roundabout about 5 mins away.

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Ronald Stern
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Nice hike close to Cheltenham. A few descents and ascents but nothing too challenging. Beautiful views of the Cotswolds.

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Lauren Barrow
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Really enjoyed this walk, easy to follow directions and fantastic views across Cheltenham, interesting to see the Devils Chimney and find out about the history of the area.

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Ian Ian
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Really lovely walk with some spectacular views. Took about 3 hours including lunch stop.

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Kirstie Messenger
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David Huskisson
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Hannah Blacknell
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Charles Jacobson
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Jason Wilkinson
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Reece sheppard
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Kavit Haria
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Georgina Thurlow
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Kerry Rollo
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