Dover's Hill, Chipping Campden (5), Gloucestershire. Location map
 
  The path up Dover's Hill, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England   The Cotswold Way, Chipping Campden.

This is on the way to Dover's Hill, near the start of the Cotswold Way, looking back to Chipping Campden along the Cotswold Way footpath.

 

 

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  View of Red Campion, Dover's Hill, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England   Red Campion (Silene dioica), Chipping Campden.

Red Campion may be a fairly common plant but it certainly is a pretty one. There were a number of places where we saw this growing on the side of the Cotswold Way.

 

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  The view from Dover's Hill, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England   On Dover's Hill, Chipping Campden.

This was our first glimpse of the scarp slope that runs all the way from here to Bath with the Cotswold Way along the top. Not bad eh?

The bright yellow patches are fields of Oil Seed Rape and the trees displaying white blossom are Hawthorn.

 

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  A curious lamb, Dover's Hill, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England   Dover's Hill, Chipping Campden.

There were, of course, the inevitable sheep on Dover's Hill and this lamb looked at us with some curiosity and apprehension.

 

 

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  The top of Dover's Hill, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England   Dover's Hill, Chipping Campden.

Here we are at the very top. Well Ok it's only 750 feet but what a view. It wasn't at all crowded when we were there but I imagine it could become so on a warm day at the height of the season.

You can cheat as there is a car park a few hundred yards behind the camera but we preferred to walk.

 

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  Part of Chipping Campden from Dover's Hill, Gloucestershire, England   Chipping Campden from Dover's Hill.

We were well on the way down when this picture was taken. The town centre is out of the picture to the left and is completely obscured by trees on the high ground - not even the church tower is visible.

 

 

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