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Things to do at Dover's Hill

Spring lambs lying on the grass at Dover's Hill, Gloucestershire
Spring lambs at Dover's Hill | © National Trust Images/Sarah Davis

Dover’s Hill sits in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whatever the season, you can enjoy expansive views from the top of the hill, see rich birdlife, and discover ancient Roman remains.

Take in the view

Climb to the top of Dover's Hill for to take in far-reaching views of the rolling countryside. Standing at 230 metres above sea level, the hill is a feature of the North Cotswold escarpment near the town of Chipping Campden.

The lower slopes of the hill indicate past Roman activity and are now wooded with native trees such as sweet chestnut and larch.

Dover's Hill is the first or last place encountered by people walking the Cotswold Way. Even if you're not ready to walk quite such a long distance, you can take a shorter stroll through the large open fields and woodland here. The area is also popular with walkers from the surrounding towns of Chipping Campden, Broadway, Weston Sub Edge and Evesham.

The view of the rolling countryside from Dover's Hill, Gloucestershire.
The view from Dover's Hill | © National Trust Images/Kate Groome

See Roman remains

In the nearby woodland at Dover's Hill, the terraced sides are allegedly all that remains of a Roman vineyard. You can spot the archaeological pattern of ridges and troughs created by ploughing systems in the Middle Ages (called ridge and furrow) in the large grass field known as Kingcombe Plain.

Dog walking at Dover's Hill

The hill is grazed by livestock all year round so if you’re visiting with your dog, please keep them on a short lead at all times.

Close up of the Memorial Topograph at Dover's Hill, Gloucestershire

Discover Dover's Hill

Find out how to get to Dover's Hill, where to park, the things to see and do and more.

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