Crickley Hill

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.

The cafe and toilets are currently open between 9am and 5pm. Crickley Hill's opening hours are currently 6am-9pm and visitors will 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.


Near Birdlip
A static map of Crickley Hill

Know before you go

32 hectares

Entry fee


Parking information

Parking charges apply. The tariff is a flat rate of £2. 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 on the public bridleways through the site.

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. The mobility Tramper is also available for hire - please see further information in the 'Visit' tab.

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
Accessible toilet
Baby changing facilities
Disabled parking
Accessible trails

When to visit

Opening times

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

October - March: 6am - 6pm
April - October: 6am - 9pm

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)