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Crickley Hill  Country Park

GLOUCESTER - Crickley Hill Country Park:

Cotswold scarp with  extensive views. Site of archaeological interest. Visitor centre (seasonal  opening) & waymarked trails. Good resource for school visits with guides by  arrangemen

Crickley Hill Country Park lies on the edge of the Cotswold  escarpment, overlooking the Vale of Gloucester. Most of the park is designated  as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), with a range of habitats from  unimproved limestone grassland to mature beech woodland.

Part of the site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM) which has  been intensively excavated over a period of 25 years. The result is a detailed  documentation of the archaeological interest of the hillfort area. Crickley Hill  is also of major geological interest due to the limestone outcrops around its  boundary.

It is an excellent area for the study of wildlife and ecology  with over 200 species of wild flower, 34 species of butterfly, and a wide range  of other invertebrates.











Tel: (01452) 863170
Directions: 6 mls E of Gloucester
Admission  free.