We can see Leckhampton Hill from the back of our house, and it has been calling me since we moved in a month ago. When we lived in Woodmancote, we hiked up Cleeve Hill and enjoyed the vistas from atop the hills. Leckhampton is on the other side of town, and I imagined the views must be equally amazing. One nice evening we decided to finally walk the hill.
We started out on a steep, rocky path and that took us up to a field and then to another flatter track. We were quite a ways up the hill, but couldn't see the way up to the top. We finally found a steep path, and after some careful consideration decided to go ahead. At about 2/3 of the way up we both were on all fours clawing our way up. We finally reach the top, (I was pretty nervous, but relieved) Guess what? There was a well used track, and a man walking a couple of dogs! When we said that there must be an easier way up, he laughed and said that there are paths criss-crossing all over the hill.
I have to tell you, the views were just incredible.