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Cotswold countryside within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

This beautiful Cotswold countryside, which we manage jointly with Gloucestershire County Council, boasts a wide variety of habitats and plants. The limestone grassland is extremely rich in plants, which in turn support a large variety of insects, especially butterflies.

Crickley Hill is a prominent spur of the Cotswold escarpment. It overlooks the Severn Vale, with magnificent views towards Robinswood Hill and May Hill, and the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountain beyond.

There's evidence of human activity on the hill going back to 4,000 BC. The area called the Scrubbs takes its name from the brushwood that existed before the planting of the present beech woodland in the 18th century. 

Camping fun © National Trust Images/John Millar

Camping fun

Camping at the Ebworth Estate

The Ebworth Estate is about 20 minutes from Crickley Hill and the rangers have created a pop-up camp site there for the very first time.

On the 20 and 21 June 2015 you can camp out under the stars in the Ebworth orchard and have access to the stunning estate and woodland for walks or bike rides. The cost of the pitch, dinner on Saturday evening, a guided evening wildlife walk with the rangers, bonfire and toasted marshmallows, a cooked breakfast on Sunday morning and outdoor activities will all be included in the ticket price. £30 for adults, £15 for children and under 3's go for free.

For more information please contact Jean Hume on 01452 814 213. Spaces are very limited and will book up quickly so make sure you get in touch soon.

Sunhat or wellies?

Nearby walk

This walk gives you the chance to explore all the features that make the Cotswolds so special – valleys and views, limestone grassland, beech woodlands and two honey coloured villages.

Coming by car?

The visitor centre and the pay & display car park are owned and run by Gloucestershire Council.

Gates open from dawn til dusk. For exact opening times, please see the council website.