Name:Cleeve Hill
Hill number:2869
Height:330m / 1083ft
SMC/RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County (CoH):Gloucestershire (CoH)
County (CoA):Gloucestershire (CoA)
Topographical area:EC04 Cleeve-bardon
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top,
Administrative County Top, Clem
Grid ref:SO 99692 24602
Summit feature:fence line 5m W of trig point
Col:96m  SP367863  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 163
(1:25k) 179
Observations:summit is 10cm below trig point fb
Survey:Abney level
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  • Gloucestershire (1974) administrative county top
  • Gloucestershire historic county top
  • Gloucestershire current county/UA top


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With Oscar, James and Alice - surprise weekend for James' 30th!AGWilliamson16/03/2024
01.40 for curiosity too see if the mist in Cheltenham might be cloud inversion starry night on top. It was.. Beautiful. Pics of Orion Sirius and frosted hill summit.vegibagger02/12/2023
15:26 with 94 year old mum for pics. Hard work on her slow legs now even for the 330 metres.vegibagger24/11/2023
16:30. Re-paintvegibagger08/11/2023
Multi repeat visit. Planned for sunrise, but thin mist.. Saw zilchvegibagger31/10/2023
With DFR, S&R. 6 mile loop of the common. Great lunch at the Royal Oak in Prestbury afterwardsDonpeblo22/10/2023
Earlier today, in fantastic visibility, I climbed Bredon Hill, and the masts at Cleeve Hill were clearly visible and enticing! I drove to Cleeve Hill Golf Club off the summit of the B4632 where one can park for free if you purchase refreshments in excess of £2. A very pleasant 6 Km walk over the golf course heading for the transmitter masts, then 400m along the fence to the Trig Pillar. A very emotional time for me as I had previously visited this summit with my darling wife some years ago as the highest point in Gloucestershire, on my way to summitting all of England's County Tops. Sue passed away suddenly six months ago, and I miss her so much. Always love you, Sue xxxxDartmoorman23/09/2023
Walked from Cheltenham Racecourse through Prestbury and Noverton, then into fields. Very muddy and thorny footpath route from Noverton Lane. Reached top covered in mud, decent views of Cheltenham on the way up.hillbagger9123/09/2023
afternoon 4 mile walk from Quarry car park. Didn't realise the second trig point encountered was the summit until afterwards! Not too wet, but views were curtailed by mists.gbeniston21/04/2023
Easy bagNicky C11/04/2023
First time walking in Cotswolds! County top number 7 on a 10 county top three day expedition with 26 school students and 3 teachers (including myself). Weather was grey and occasional light drizzle but visibility reasonable. Started from car park near golf club and took the Winchcombe Way across Cleeve Common to the transmitting station and then the trig point at the summit. Odd hiking across a golf course! Very open ground though and views would be good on a nice day. Varied the return route by following the ridge to Cleeve Cloud (317m), a much better summit with its own trig point and great views over Cheltenham. Will return here.jamessteel10005/04/2023
05.55. Pre sunrise trig n summit to try and see last slender waning 7% crescent moon. But sky clearly to light.. It was sunrise at 06.16-ish.For first time walked about 7/800m past SE till just beyond the pylons and overhead cablesvegibagger19/03/2023
From car park by golf club on a cold day with 6 others.Phreerunner03/03/2023
Used parking area at the viewpoint in Cleeve Hill hamlet to the NW. Enjoyable breezy 6km walk over the downs taking in both trig points. Refreshing break in the drive home from New Year in the Brecon Beacons.richard6905/01/2023
From Mast Parking Area. Visited Trig and High Point, then a wander around the area.Jephcote8325/11/2022
From Mast Parking Area. Visited Trig and High Point.Jephcote2025/11/2022
From Mast Parking Area. Visited Trig and High Point.Jephcote2225/11/2022
13km loop of cleeve common & belas knapClifford17/09/2022
5 minute walk across Cleeve Common.peter4lc20/08/2022
Parked at summit CP. Visited on my to WSM for Steep Holm trip the next day.CJM15/07/2022
With Luna. From Winchcombe.masmith09/07/2022
A circuit of the Common from the Quarry carpark with R & S. The Red Arrows flew low over the hill after the Buckingham Palace fly-past on their way to a display at Ragley Hall, Alcester, which we could see in the distance.milimana02/06/2022
Started at Quarry car park, out to the long barrow at Bela's Knap, back up to the peak. Cracking walk, just needed better visibility.cjwilliams01/05/2022
Solo(comma) on run on way to Upton Fidget30/04/2022
Ascended in the early morning mist before undertaking the final section of the Gloucestershire Way.PhilipChaston20/04/2022
From Winchcombe on Easter Sunday with GFE running. 20km total. Sunny but hazy.Fionalevey17/04/2022
Walked to this small summit from the nearby car park. Mist so thick that sometimes you couldn't see 10 metres.Sapphirites29/03/2022
On a long, unplanned walk from Broadway to Prestbury, it seemed like a great idea to take in Gloucestershire's two highest hills in one go. Broadway - Seven Wells Hill - Upper Coscombe - Roel Hill - Cleeve Hill - Prestbury. Quite tired by the time I got to the trig, but enough energy to try to get to the hillfort before the sunset disappeared behind cloud. Bad choice of descent route along an increasingly muddy and slippery track through Queen's Wood. I was pretty caked in mud by the time I emerged on the road!thesweetcheat12/03/2022
Easy walk along the common from the car park to the South East. Quite windy but sunny with clear blue skies. Quite a few people about as well as Belted Galloway Cattle. Lots of wildlife Red Kites, Stonechats, Skylarks, Ravens, Buzzard, Magpie. We walked to the trig and summit and carried on to look down over Cheltenham Racecourse. Good views to the Malvern and Forest of Dean. Time taken 3 miles for 1.5 hoursisabelle27/02/2022
Circular hike from layby on B4632 to first trig point on Cleeve Cloud/golf course, then to the memorial tree before bagging the second trig point close to the fence on Cleeve Common.manilena30/01/2022
1st Hill of 2022. From Quarry Car Park. Visited Trig and Summit next to Fence. 4m RouteJephcote8322/01/2022
Nice run from Winchcombemilejunkie21/01/2022
Cleeve Hill from GR: SO 99404 24817ronaldo33329/10/2021
Cleeve Hill from GR: SO 99404 24817Hippster29/10/2021
Did Gloucestershire's County Top on the same day as Warwickshire. A windy but cool county top, full of a big golf course on the hill. The Trig is near 3 Masts, great views over Cheltenham.DavidHiner28/10/2021
With ScottB & Luna. Cleeve Hill to Broadway, following parts of the Cotswold Way.masmith16/10/2021
From the car park besides the radio masts, then across the Common and golf course. Ace Butterfly Conservation Trust reserve.summitter01/10/2021
Walked from the centre of Cheltenham to get to this featureless summit.chrismytton26/09/2021
Parked at free car park next to golf club. Avoided golf balls along with sheep on walk to summit. Wonderful views to enjoy from various benches . Good entertainment watching golfers compete against sheep for the greens and fairways.Hippy7715/08/2021
Easily accessible from the Cleeve Hill Common Car Park (small but free). Again, very exposed so definitely not one for today's 30+ degree heat. That said, there is a seating area a click or two from the summit with enough of a tree to afford some shade. Stunning views, trig point easily found and nice table top pointer to highlight points of interest. Very little incline from the car park and a fantastic choice for the 4th (and last) of today.jamiequackers19/07/2021
Very hot, 29C, day with perfect blue skies. Walked from Winchcombe via Langley Hill Farm and the golf club, where we stopped for ice cream. It’s also worth noting non-members can get food in the cafe here. Along the ridge to the summit, passing the lonesome pine. Then on to Belas Knapsack long barrow before dropping back down to Winchcombe.pclyndes18/07/2021
During a 5 day hike doing the Cotswold Way. From the Cotswold Way, ROW then road to Car Park & SE to trig.fosal2905/07/2021
Circular route from Cleeve Commons past Prestbury.JadeShiante17/06/2021
Drove to Cleeve Hill village. Parked adjacent to CH Golf Club. Fairly easy walk on paths over sheep-strewn course, avoiding low-flying balls. Excellent views over to Cheltenham racecourse. Trig point & county top close to car park near cluster of masts. No real peak as such, but v enjoyable walk and views on beautiful sunny day. Photo of trig point had Worcestershire beacon in background - 2 county tops in one shot!timbo9904/06/2021
Lovely walk and views on a nice day, pleasant extension to the Belas Knap long barrow if time allows.Richard Dukes31/05/2021
Strolled over the summit from the Cleeve Common car park then explored the common. Over to the memorial tree then to Castle Rockekm01/05/2021
In a rush. 10 mins. Then on to the Fosse Way.Play2End30/04/2021
Easy bag from car park by radio masts. Continued on to the fine Belas Knap long barrow. Long loop back via Postlip and trig on high point by The Ring. Gorgeous walk with Geraldine, Eoin & Tiarnan.Pete West17/04/2021
Given the gorgeous weather, should have made it into a longer walk, but parked in nearest car park and did a short circuit of the common taking in the high point on the way.Gayle04/11/2020