Cleeve Common Rocks

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OK, fantastic plants, great history and archeology, but the stuff that makes it all happen on Cleeve is the geology underneath. Join with us and Alice Kennedy of Gloucestershire Geological Trust and discover all on a walk around the common. Bring suitable refreshment.

This walk is stile-free, though with some rocky paths and ups and downs! Lots of work has been done on the common to keep visible the key features of a site which was part of the development of modern geology. The history revealed does much to explain why the Cotswolds are what they are today.


This walk is organised by Cotswold Voluntary Wardens, the voluntary arm of the Cotswolds Conservation Board. These walks offer an interesting and often entertaining way of exploring our wonderful Cotswold countryside and landscape. All walks by the Voluntary Wardens are FREE OF CHARGE however donations are welcome and help us to take care of the countryside.

PLEASE: always remember to wear appropriate footwear because some walks may be steep and muddy in places. Dogs are not allowed on walks, except guide dogs and hearing dogs. It is advisable to check the website or call the Cotswolds Conservation Board (01451 862000) beforehand for details of any changes, particularly during bad weather.

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Difficulty: Moderate
Date: Sat September 1, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 4 miles
OS Grid Ref: SO 989 272
Map Ref: D4
Starting Point: Cleeve Hill Quarry car park - turn off the B4632 at the summit, signposted to the Golf Club, down narrow track over cattle grid, left and right into car park.
Stile Free: Yes
Leader: Jean Booth and Simon Mallatratt
Organiser: Cotswolds Voluntary Wardens