The Trust http://www.stinchcombehill.org.uk/ Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:18:00 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb The Stinchcombe Hill Recreation Ground Trust http://www.stinchcombehill.org.uk/8-home/1-the-trust http://www.stinchcombehill.org.uk/8-home/1-the-trust

stinchcombehillbenchabovemistStinchcombe Hill is an exceptional Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (A.O.N.B.) noted for superb views from the Cotswold Way above steep slopes in all directions and supporting a wide biodiversity of flora and wildlife. Large areas of the summit and hillsides including three Sites of Special Scientific Interest (S.S.S.I.) support important areas of Unimproved Cotswold Limestone Grassland (U.C.L.G.). A recent survey at the listed archaeological site on the Drakestone promontory has revealed many ancient features; while relics of a long military history are found nearby.

Over 200 acres are registered with the Charity Commissioners and administered by a Trust which promotes public access for walking and horse-riding plus a full access condition for the Hill Parishes in partnership with the Historic Stinchcombe Hill Golf Course. A joint intensive programme by local conservation volunteers and the Golf Club to restore view-points and hillsides to grassland from scrub and tree incursion has enabled the new Cotswold Trail to fully circle The Hill and pass through two lost glades.

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