Cotswold Hills


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Cotswold Hills

(kŏt`swōld), range, mainly in Gloucestershire, W England, extending c.50 mi (80 km) NE from Bath; Cleeve Cloud (c.1,080 ft/330 m) is the highest point. Its crest line forms the Thames-Severn watershed. The region is famous for Cotswold sheep and for its picturesque stone houses and villages. Many noteworthy megalithic monuments and long barrows are found in the Cotswolds. Among the ruins is Hailes Abbey, founded in 1246. The Cotswold Games were held there from the 17th to the 19th cent.

Cotswold Hills

 

a ridge in Great Britain, the northwestern frame of the London Basin. It stretches from southwest to northeast along the left bank of the Severn River for approximately 100 km. Heights reach 330 m. The Cotswolds are composed of limestone, sandstone, and marl, forming a steep cuesta scarp facing northwest; the opposite slope is gently inclined. There are beech forests, heaths, and meadows. Sheep breeding is a major economic activity in the Cotswold Hills.

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Local produce currently in stock includes beef, lamb and game, plus Gorsehill Abbey cheeses, from a farm at the feet of the Cotswold hills.
Burford is a small town on the River Windrush in the Cotswold hills about 18 miles west of Oxford and 22 miles east of Cheltenham.
The route follows the eastern edge of the Cotswold Hills, with great views over the rolling countryside of the Heart of England.
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A team of security guards patrolled the grounds of the 15th-century castle, set amid the Cotswold hills.
WEST LANCASHIRE'S Corisande Lee reached the semi-finals of the English Ladies' Open Mid - Amateur Championship at Cotswold Hills.
We felt that, although it would add a splendid touch of authenticity, it might well unnerve the large number of sheep that roam the Cotswold hills."
It's ten years since Dawn Run's epic triumph in the shadow of the Cotswold Hills and thirty since the immortal Arkle was crossing the Irish Sea to dominate at chasing's home.
The cottage is in a beautiful location, nestling at the foot of Meon Hill in the pleasant tract of country that lies between Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswold Hills.
His previous wins were at Sherborne, Cotswold Hills, Teign Valley, Bowood and Langland Bay.
Hook Norton Brewery Double Stout, 4.8% ABV, PS1.79/500ml bottle available Tesco HOOK Norton Brewery of Oxfordshire was established in 1849 and this family-owned brewer still brews its beers in a steam-powered Victorian brewery set in the Cotswold Hills.
The match is scheduled to be the first county Second XI fixture hosted by the Cotswold Hills League club at Wolverton Road but the ground was under water yesterday.