Cam Peak, Cam Long Down and Uley Bury

This Gloucestershire circular walk with ascents and descents explores Dursley countryside and surrounding hills with superb views using a section of Cotswold Way. On a clear day, you can even admire River Severn and the Brecon Beacons in Wales from several tops!

Technical sheet
No. 4201472
A Cam walk posted on 17/10/20 by charentimoy. Update : 18/03/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h35[?]
Distance Distance : 4.2mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 722ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 715ft
Highest point Highest point : 758ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 318ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Cotswolds
Location Location : Cam
Starting point Starting point : N 51.692758° / W 2.338435°
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Downham Hill from Uley Bury Lower Cam and the River Severn from Cam Peak Uley Valley from Uley Bury Downham Hill and Dursley from Uley Bury


Park your car at Cam peak car park.

(D/A) Head directly to the hill in front of you, climb to the top of Cam peak after a short but steep ascent. The 360° view is worth it! You can see Dursley, the Berkeley Vale and River Severn far away. Go down the hill left side for 200 metres until you reach a junction.

(1) Go straight ahead, follow the public bridleway (blue arrow) which goes up (slightly left). This is also Cotswold Way! The overlooking path follows Cam Long Down with nice views of the Berkeley Vale and Coley Peak.

(2) You finally reach a stile with a yellow arrow. Go through it going down across the open meadow. Go through a second one before you join a road. Continue straight this way before you bear left. Go past Springfield Farm, then ascend the path in the woods and bear right at the fork. This steep section leads to a metallic gate next to the road. Turn right to the public bridleway along this road going through the wooden gate.

(3) Bear right at the junction where you can read interesting explanations about Uley Bery, a prehistoric hill fort! Walk around the Bury (on your way, ignore a stile on your right) until you reach a viewpoint over Downham Hill Uley and its valley.

(4) Go straight down this path with a blue arrow for 50 metres until you find a gate slightly left. Go through it and descend the path in the woods which leads to a road Turn left and quickly right to the track (Public Bridleway signpost). Continue this track for 350 metres ignoring a footpath on your left.

(5) At crossroads with Newbrook Farm, go straight ahead. Follow the bridleway which bends right. After one kilometre, you finally reach a stile with a yellow arrow, Go across the open field and farm buildings in front of you.

(6) At crossroads, head to Cotswold Way signpost and go up the field along the hedge. Past the field, Bear right when you reach the path in the woods.

(7) Then, bear left to the path which joins the first junction of the walk. This time, go straight and descend the path in the woods leading to the car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 397ft - Cam peak car park
1 : mi 0.27 - alt. 515ft - Junction
2 : mi 0.88 - alt. 617ft - Stile
3 : mi 1.63 - alt. 751ft - Uley Bery historical explanations
4 : mi 2.33 - alt. 669ft - Gate
5 : mi 2.73 - alt. 367ft - Crossroads with Newbrook Farm
6 : mi 3.77 - alt. 341ft - Crossroads
7 : mi 3.99 - alt. 495ft - Junction
D/A : mi 4.2 - alt. 400ft - Cam peak car park

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Opinions and comments


Global average : 4/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 4/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 4/5

on Mon 11 Oct 2021 09:12:10 CEST

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 10/10/21
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

Interesting walk - beautiful views! Quite tough-going, though, for those of only moderate fitness, with steep paths up and down

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