Walk to Broadway Tower
Walk to Broadway Tower
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  • Juanita A
    Woking, United Kingdom115 contributions
    Exhilarating walk!
    Exhilarating walk up to the tower. Fortunately we opted to take the alternative route up a rather steep climb. In total we walked 9.7 miles as we took a wrong turn but were fortunate to meet a lovely couple who showed us the way. When we eventually arrived it was well worth the view but we were certainly not going to pay £12 each to walk up a tower that was covered in scaffolding. This is really overpriced for what you get if you compare the cost of admission into a stately National Trust house. The restaurant was busy and the coffee good not great but good enough. The loos were very busy and not exactly clean. However I do recommend the walk up to the tower.
    Written October 31, 2021
  • DAVE B
    Hove, United Kingdom90 contributions
    Worth the hike
    We were staying in nearby (50 minute walk) West End, Broadway. The walk through the woods and fields up to the Tower was well worth the climb. We rewarded ourselves with coffee and cake and took in the terrific view. Lovely clean and modern cafe. A bonus was the herd of Red Deer adjacent to the cafe being fed by their keeper. We didn’t go into the Tower as we felt the price was far too high, one price for the grounds and an extra to climb the tower. A single lower price may have tempted us but to be honest we got so much from the walk and free views the tower was an unnecessary extra. 1000+ ft above sea level.
    Written September 10, 2021
  • helenandpaul13
    Worcester, United Kingdom1,538 contributions
    Nice focal point on a clear day
    After leaving Chipping Campden with the little one we walked here this afternoon. It's about a three/four mile walk across the ridge above the village. You can walk there directly from Broadway, but you need strength as it's a 2km walk up a very steep hill. There is a charge for entering the tower but at the top you can see all over the Severn Valley and on a clear day the views are spectacular. Interestingly, I think that just near the tower there's a small memorial somewhere in commemoration of a plane of airman who crashed here in the Second World War.
    Written May 29, 2021
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Jayne T
Bedford, UK32 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
Walked from Chipping Campden to Broadway along the Cotswolds Way, which passes right by The Tower. Sadly drizzle & low mist tainted the view, but on a clear day you would have fabulous open views across The Cotswolds & Broadway. Lovely walk along varied terrain. At this time of year very muddy and slippery so walking boots are a must. There is parking and a cafe at the Tower, but we did not utilise these facilities as not directly on our route. There is a circular route around the grounds - again we passed by it - but I'm sure it would be worth doing if you have good mobility (slightly steep in places).
Written December 6, 2020
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krisrus1942
Dorchester, UK2 contributions
Sep 2021
Before you sit down in Broadway Tower Cafe ask if your chair is safe to use. When I visited on 9 September 2021 mine was not. My chair suddenly collapsed throwing me backwards onto the stone floor. After an accident report was completed there was no attempt to contact me. I subsequently wrote to and telephoned the cafe expressing my surprise that I had not received an apology or an enquiry about my well being.
In response I received a telephone call from Annette Gorton, Managing Director who was sorry for 'the embarrassment and inconvenience' from having the fall. This was followed by an email from Ms Gorton which stated that they had inspected the chair in question 'and it appears one of the joints gave way'. She denied that there had been a previous problem with their chairs although I have two witnesses who heard there had been.
She also said that she did not believe they were accountable for the incident and offered to give me the manufacturer's details for me to contact.
It is possible other chairs may have faulty joints so I advise caution before using them.
Note to Ms Gorton : suddenly lying on your back on a stone floor in front of a room full of people is not an inconvenience.
Written October 6, 2021
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KTP310
Reading, UK826 contributions
Jul 2020
We parked in Fish Hill Car Park by a lovely picnic area, which gives free parking for the day. Following one of the AA circular walks we walked down into Broadway, where we spent some time in this lovely, busy village, then began the climb up towards Broadway Tower, stopping at the very nice Morris & Brown cafe and shop near the top. It was quite a strenuous 6.5 mile walk, especially in hot weather, but took in some amazing scenery. From the Tower it was just a 15 minute walk along the ridge back to the car park - a great day!
Written July 30, 2020
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SallyofSomerset
Street, UK517 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
This is a very long climb if you start a walk at the bottom of the hill. We incorporated this in a walk from a book which takes you through fields and along the Cotswolds Way to get to the top of the hill. I would say if you don't want the climb research an alternative walk. Our walk took us from the tower downhill and I am so glad we were going down not up.
But I do think the view is reward enough.
Sadly our visit coincided with work being done to the tower and it was covered in scaffolding so we couldn't see it very well but hopefully we will go back to the Cotswolds and visit again. Tower that's interesting and I hear the cafe is very nice too!
Written October 23, 2021
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Alan B
81 contributions
Aug 2020
We booked in advance on line and for £8 we had parking by the cafe, and entry to the tower.Everything was well laid out especially with social distancing. We took the direct walk and passed red deer on route. Good views from the bottom of the tower but much better from the top. 73 stairs were fairly easy to negotiate as there are a couple of well laid out floors on the way up with good views and well informed information on the various uses of the tower in its past. Good shop at the foot of the tower and alongside the cafe. I do have problems with heights but no need to worry as it it well fenced with easy views from any part of the roof area. Recommend.
Written August 17, 2020
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Clive T
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK348 contributions
Mar 2022
Spring has arrived early. Sunday morning in mid-March and I was too hot with a sweater and too cold without it. Views were great even if a bit hazy. Coffee shop very good - the British public are getting very continental and sitting outside in cool weather. Before lock-down this would never happen. Tea and cappuccino good. Dog enjoyed it as well
Written March 22, 2022
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Tom B
Chesterfield, UK526 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
Beautiful tower in a grand setting. Heavy frost when we went and deer walking close by in the park. Good walk for the dog and the attendant held him while we went up the tower. Very friendly indeed.
Well that was 2 years ago and been again today so better finish the review off.
Lovely spot on a sunny day. The tower is now I believe privately owned. Parking was OK. The red deer are still there. There are now a couple a places to get food and drink and toilets with them. We did not repeat our trip up the tower this time. There is also a short 1.5km circular walk.
Written October 22, 2020
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alanaway2016
Evesham, UK262 contributions
Mar 2020
Altough windy a good walk over the top of Broadway tower. Muddy pathy so dress accordingly. £5 entrance fee to the tower worth for the views from the top. A nice cafe with plenty of choice onsite. £3 to park the car but get your money back in the shop.
Written March 14, 2020
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Karen
Merida, Mexico522 contributions
Nov 2014 • Solo
I live nearby and the walk from Chipping Campden to Broadway Tower is one of my regulars. If you are interested in having a map of the entire walk, the best is the book "Cotswold Way" by Tricia and Bob Hayne.

Anyway, It starts in the residential part of CC, and it's a moderate climb taking 10-15 minutes up to Dovers Hill. I think it's the hardest part of the walk. Nice views. Dover's Hill is the real star, outstanding views toward Weston Subedge. There is also a parking lot up there if you are only interested in seeing Dovers Hill. From here, the walk gets less interesting. You'll go through a field, across a fast paced road, across another large field, though a very long and beautiful meadow, then across another two fields, briefly pass through Fish Camp (bathrooms, picnic tables, parking), and cross the road. It gets interesting again with a rolling approach up to Broadway Tower (15 min), well worth a visit.

If you have the time, great. If you are a time pressed tourist, I would park at Dover's Hill, have a walk across it, then would either park at Fish Camp and walk up to Broadway Tower if you fancy a stroll or just park at Broadway Tower and have a visit.
Written November 8, 2014
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downhillcyclist
United Kingdom226 contributions
May 2022
We walked to Broadway Tower from Chipping Camden whilst walking the Cotswold Way. Lovely views. Convenient cafe at the tower.
Written May 31, 2022
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