Crickley Hill - Join in

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Crickley Hill (c) Adam Smith

GWT coronavirus update: during this difficult time, we know how important it is to get outdoors for fresh air, exercise and to immerse yourself in nature. Please visit with sensitivity and care, and adhere to current government guidelines around social distancing.

Although the cafe and tramper hire are currently closed, Crickley Hill is still open. The toilets are open between 9am and 4pm. Crickley Hill's opening hours are currently 6:00-18:00 and visitors will still need to pay to park. Remote payment options are available to use before or after your stay to minimise contact and queuing at the payment machines.

Please note that in adverse weather, snow or ice, we may need to shut Crickley Hill at short notice for visitors' safety. Our website and social media will be updated in this instance, so please do check before your visit.

What's on at Crickley Hill?

Crickley Hill is home to some great events all year round. Its a wonderful place to come and enjoy nature with others.

Crickley Hill (C) Rob Lacey

Rob Lacey


For a full list of events and courses, and to make your bookings, please visit our events page.

Plan your visit

Nature Tots

Crickley Hill hosts Nature Tots sessions on the first Thursday of each month, 10am to 11.30am.  Nature Tots offers pre-school children one and a half hours of guided outdoor time; Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s experienced team will support you and your little one(s) in enjoying nature in all seasons and participating in creative wildlife-inspired activities. 

Organising an event?

Would you like to hire an area at Crickley Hill to run your own private event? We can help! We can offer indoor and outdoor spaces, guided walks, talks, nature-based activities, and a variety of catering options. 

As some example of previous events, we have hosted AGMs, corporate team away-days, enabled local crafts people to run exciting workshops (e.g. willow weaving) and been a fuelling station for sponsored walks, orienteering events and cross-country runs. 

Even if you do not wish to hire an area or use any facilities, you must have permission from Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and the National Trust to run any event at Crickley Hill which: 

  • requires way-marking, setting up checkpoints, bringing vehicles or equipment on to the site 

  • is carried out for commercial purposes. 

You do not need prior consent for groups of people simply meeting to walk or run at Crickley Hill However, we do strongly advise you to contact either Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust or the National Trust prior to your event. We can support you with: 

  • advise on dates and time (to avoid potential clashes with other events); 

  • devising the most appropriate route(s); 

  • General site information and etiquette. 

We also suggest that groups of 9+ who wish to use the café let us know in advance. 

Please send your enquiry (including event details, number of participants, dates, times and requirements) to:  

Volunteer Opportunities at Crickley Hill

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate, customer service individuals to help provide a warm welcome and hub of information for visitors to Crickley Hill seven days a week (a variety of shifts are available Monday to Sunday, 10am and 4pm). 

For more details, please visit the dedicated volunteer web pages.