The Cotswold Way, Places of Interest, Part 3

Here are some further places and sites of interest on The Cotswold Way. In our latest Blog, part 3 of The Cotswold Way, we continue south.  At Coopers hill between Birdlip and Painswick the local cheese rolling event takes places each year. Competitors chase a large cylindrical piece of cheese down the steep slope. The aim is to be the first person to either catch the cheese or reach the bottom. It is not an event for the faint hearted. In the past few years competitors come from around the world to compete.

Cheese Rolling Coopers Hill

After passing through the pretty village of Painswick the passes common ground and woodland before emerging at Haresfield Beacon. This is the site of an Iron Age hillfort with commanding views over the River Severn to the Black Mountains in Wales.

Haresfield Beacon

After passing through the village of Kings Stanley there is a picnic area called Coaley Peak. Enjoy the magnificent views of the surrounding countryside here. The route then winds on to Cam Long Down and then the town of Dursley. Past Dursley the route climbs to Stinchcombe Hill. Great views from here before reaching North Nibley and another hill on top of which is a local landmark, The Tynedale Monument. The tower was constructed in 1866. It commemorates William Tynedale a translator of the New Testament.

Tynedale Monument

We hope you are enjoying our ‘places of interest on The Cotswold Way’ Blog. There will be two more future blogs. This will complete the Cotswold Way route. We provide this information for our guests who hike The Cotswold Route. It is contained in their packs together with detailed itineraries and our recommendations. If you would like more information, then get in touch using our contact form on our website here or email address

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