Clerk: Ms Arlene Deane

Tel: 07739 719079

Woodlands

Leckhampton Hill is an area of steep woodland stretching from the edge of Cheltenham to the top the Cotswold escarpment. It features outstanding woodland, unimproved limestone grassland, ancient archaeology and 20th century industrial archaeology. There are lots of walking trails and a downhill mountain bike trail.

Also near the Parish are the following woods:

Lying just south of Cheltenham, Barber Wood is a mixture of young mixed broadleaf plantation and open limestone grassland with a rich and diverse population of species. Phased planting sees a young woodland developing at staggered ages. Fine views into the local rolling Cotswold landscape are offered. There are lots of different walking routes across the site taking in the woodland, grassland and stunning views across the Cotswold landscape.

Crickley Hill. Has stunning views, woodland, open spaces and a café, Crickley Hill is the perfect destination for those looking to spend time in nature.

More than 1,300 species have been recorded at Crickley Hill, from rare birds, butterflies and wild flowers to reptiles and toadstools. It has gained national recognition for its wildlife, and has the status as a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its rich diversity of wild flowers.