Ancient sites

Belas Knap - This Neolithic long barrow contains four burial tombs where the remains of 31 Stone Age people were discovered during excavations. The tombs have been opened for viewing. 2 miles (3 km) south of Winchcombe Website: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/belas-knap-long-barrow/


Cleeve Common - On Cleeve Common, an Iron Age hill fort occupies the highest point in Gloucestershire at 1,083 ft (330 m). 3 miles (5 km) north-east of Cheltenham Website: http://www.walkweb.org.uk/g07_information.htm


Hetty Pegler’s Tump - Set on a prominent hilltop in the western Cotswolds is a Neolithic chambered burial mound dating from 3000 BC. 0.5 miles (0.8 km) west of Nympsfield Website: http://www.megalithics.com/england/hettypeg/hetpmain.htm


Notgrove Long Barrow - Excavations at the Notgrove Neolithic burial mound unearthed the skeleton of an adult male, along with animal bones and pottery. 4 miles (6 km) west of Bourton-on-the-Water Website: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/notgrove-long-barrow/


Old Sodbury Hill Fort - An Iron Age hill fort occupies the high ground at Old Sodbury, comprising a double set of ditches and ramparts. It is thought to have been used as a camp in Roman times. The fort is on private land, but is crossed by public footpaths. Close to the A46 at Old Sodbury Website: http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=1641963423