Cam Peak and Cam Long Down is a wonderful walk with amazing views near Dursley.
There is a free car park at Cam Long Down – GL11 5HH. From here, there are a variety of footpaths and bridle paths. Can either be a short or long walk. There is a great circular route up Cam Peak, along Cam Long Down, over to Uley Bury and back round. This is about 3.5 miles. The views from Cam Peak are spectacular, providing excellent uninterrupted views of the local countryside and further afield too.
There are cows on the peak and horses on Uley Bury.
‘Uley Bury is the long, flat-topped hill just outside and above the village. It is an impressive multi-vallate, Iron Age hill fort dating from around 300 B.C. Standing some 750 feet (235 metres) above sea level it commands spectacular views from the Cotswold escarpment over the Severn Vale. The Iron Age (characterised by the work of smiths who developed implements and weapons by hammering them into shape, rather than, as in the Bronze Age, casting them) is the third principal period of the three-age system created for classifying ancient societies and prehistoric stages of progress (the preceding ones being the Stone Age and the Bronze Age). It used to be thought that the Iron Age in Britain came about through invasion but it is now thought that the changes were effected more gradually through trade.’
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