Coaley Peak

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Coaley Peak is a picnic site and viewpoint in the English county of Gloucestershire.

Coaley Peak.

Located about 4 miles (6.4 km) south-west of the town of Stroud overlooking the village of Coaley, Coaley Peak offers 12 acres (4.9 ha) of reclaimed farmland (now a wild flower meadow) with views over the Severn Vale and the Forest of Dean. It is next to a Woodland Trust beech wood and the National Trust's Frocester Hill site.[1] The Cotswold Way long-distance footpath passes through the site.[2] The site includes the excavated Neolithic burial site Nympsfield Long Barrow.[3]

Coaley Peak was for many years a seasonal home to a community of new age travellers, who were evicted around 2002 to make way for more grassland.[4]


  1. ^ "Coaley Peak". The Cotswold Gateway. Archived from the original on 14 October 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Coaley Peak Picni Site". Discover Stroud District. Visit Cotswolds. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Coaley Peak, Gloucestershire". UK Southwest. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Travellers plan to remain on site". Stroud News and Journal. 9 January 2002. Retrieved 20 July 2020.

Coordinates: 51°42′39″N 2°17′58″W / 51.71095°N 2.29955°W / 51.71095; -2.29955