Things to do at Dover's Hill
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.
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.
Find out how and why we have had to tackle the issue of larch trees in Lynches Wood which were planted over half a century ago, and why many of them had to be cut down
The raucous Robert Dover's Cotswold Olimpicks games are a popular annual fixture at Dover's Hill. Find out what to expect on the day and where to head for further information.
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There are plenty of things to do in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds, from visiting historic gardens, to exploring houses and ancient sites amongst a patchwork of commons, woods and valleys. Start planning your visit for all the family to enjoy.