Sunday, 22 July 2012

Leckhampton Hill

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.


  1. So pretty.the weather finally looks clear. Glad you got your work out up the hill!

  2. Was telling mom about this post at dinner Sunday(we were at Pasta Plus!) and she loved the part about clawing your way to the top only to find there were easier ways! Probably true about a lot of the things we do! Sounds like you're having a great time. We hear Emily is going to visit in a few weeks... Enjoy!


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