Begin the day with an easy stroll across wild meadows and farmland to the hamlet of Stanway, where you will pass by the 16th century Jacobean Manor, Stanway House. Climbing out of Stanway, ascend to high grazing pastures before descending to Hailes, where you can visit the ruins of a Cistercian Abbey, built in 1246. Only a few KM’s further sees you arrive into the lively town of Winchcombe, home to Sudeley Castle and burial place of Queen Katherine-Parr, the last wife of King Henry VIII. Onwards from Winchcombe, the trail rolls to Cleeve Hill, the highest peak of the Cotswolds. Here, soak up far reaching views of Cheltenham Spa and across to the Malvern Hills before arriving at your accommodation for the night.
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Cleeve Hill Hotel
At the foot of Cleeve Hill, and only a few minutes stroll from the nearby pub, this hotel has been welcoming walkers for many years (guests always enjoy the honesty bar, stocked with local gin!). En-suite rooms are comfortable with complimentary tea and coffee in good supply. Serving organic, locally sourced produce is the perfect set-up to tackle Cleeve Hill!