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. Wildlife on nature reserves has taken advantage of a quieter time in the countryside to go about their business. In some cases this is happening in unusual places; close to visitor pathways and entrances, so we ask visitors to bear this in mind when visiting GWT sites.

The cafe is now open 9am-5pm every day, with ice creams, cakes and hot pastries served all day and light lunches served between 11am and 3pm. To maintain our staff and customers' safety, we are serving from the hatch using disposable (but fully recyclable and compostable!) items only. The toilets are open daily during cafe hours, as well as the visitor hub.

Crickley Hill's opening hours are 9:00 - 21:00 and visitors will still need to pay to park. Please do consider using the options to pay via phone, the RinGo app or our website before or after your stay to minimise contact and queuing at the payment machines.


Near Birdlip
A static map of Amazing views - Crickley Hill

Know before you go

32 hectares

Entry fee


Parking information

Parking charges apply. Remember you can pay at the payment machines, or by phone, website or RinGo app. These payment methods can also be used retrospectively after your stay. Full details are advertised in the car parks.

Bicycle parking

Not currently, but cyclists are very welcome

Grazing animals

Belted Galloway cattle


There are parking spaces for Blue Badge holders in the 'top' car park, with great views. Parking charges do apply to Blue Badge holders.

Information on parking & parking charges.

Parking for coaches


Under effective control
Dogs must be kept on short leads (2 metres or less) between 1st March and 31st July (as stated in the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000).


Visitor centre
Picnic area
Disabled toilet

When to visit

Opening times

There is a gate at the entrance to Crickley Hill which is locked to cars outside of these times:

January - February: 6am - 6pm
March: 6am - 7pm
April - September: 6am - 9pm
October: Open from 6am - 7pm
November - December: 6am - 6pm

The cafe is open:
Monday-Sunday: 9am-5pm

Best time to visit

All year

Contact us

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01452 383333

Environmental designation

Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB)
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)