Litter on Leckhampton Hill

Published on 3rd September 2015

view of Cheltenham town from Leckhampton Hill

Leckhampton Hill is a cherished landscape feature and recreational area for many of the town's residents and visitors.

There’s nothing like enjoying the great outdoors with a walk and picnic at the favourite beauty spot. However, the council has seen an increase in the amount of litter left on the hill and wants to gently remind those that use it to take their litter home with them.

Wayne Sedgwick, senior community ranger, says: “We want to maintain the landscape and the important biological, geophysical and historical interests on Leckhampton Hill. Litter including broken glass bottles left on the hill not only ruins the beauty of our countryside but also is a potential danger to the wildlife and cattle that graze there.

“We want people to enjoy exploring the hill and enjoy picnics that provide breathtaking views of the area, but we just kindly ask that people take their litter home with them.”

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