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Maintenance affecting online systems, forms and payments

We will be working on systems which will affect online forms and payments between 8am on Saturday 13 February 2016 and midnight on Sunday 14 February 2016. During this period forms may be visible but data may not be submitted and payments may not be processed so use the "online forms" links on this page with caution. The form may open but not take payments or your data may be lost.
Calls to the Library Helpline 845 230 5420 number may also be disrupted. Books can be renewed via the Library App or online at
Everything should be working again by Monday.

For urgent highways problems call 08000 514 514

Crickley Hill Country Park

  • Park open every day from 6.00am [locked 6.00pm January, February, November and December; 7.00pm March and October; 9.30pm April, May, June, July, August and September.
  • Visitor centre is open during afternoons from 1st April until 30th September
  • Toilets, including disabled facilities
  • Picnic benches
  • Barbecues: Six steel barbecues on site for your use free of charge, bring your own charcoal.  They cannot be reserved. You may bring your own barbecue and use it at the barbecue site; they should not be set up on the wooden picnic tables
  • All terrain mobility scooter for hire

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Car parking charges:
£1.00 for up to 2 hours
£2.00 for up to 4 hours
£3.00 all day
Alternatively, purchase season ticket parking (£15 per month, £45 per quarter, £150 per year)
The charging period is all year, 6am - 6pm

We take bookings for group visits, make an enquiry for your group.

Try our adobe_acrobat icon Crickley Hill orienteering course [90kb] (adobe_acrobat icon map [1Mb])

Coaley Peak Picnic Site

  • A large wild flower meadow
  • Car parking
  • Picnic tables
  • On site interpretation
  • Fine panoramic views
  • The Cotswold Way National Trail crosses through the site
  • Nympsfield long barrow (a neolithic burial chamber)

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Barrow Wake Viewpoint

  • 31 acres of unimproved limestone grasslands, with two small areas of woodland
  • Car Parking
  • Benches
  • On site interpretation
  • Fine panoramic views
  • The Cotswold Way National Trail runs through the site

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Kilkenny Viewpoint and Picnic Area

  • 13 acres of disused quarry workings and limestone grassland with free public access on foot
  • Fine panoramic views of the Cotswolds
  • Car parking (Height Restriction 6' 6")
  • Picnic tables
  • Access for people with disabilities 
  • On site interpretation

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Coopers Hill Local Nature Reserve

  • 137 acres consisting of two beech woodlands (Upton and Brockworth Woods), with small open areas of limestone grassland. Free public access (except fenced off disused quarry area)
  • Car parking on the A46 (Height Restriction 6' 6")
  • Waymarked nature walking trail
  • On site interpretation
  • Fine panoramic views
  • Cotswold Way National Trail runs through the site
  • Part Scheduled Ancient Monument , with remains of an Iron Age hillfort, possibly the largest in Gloucestershire

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