Robert Dover’s Olimpick Games at Dover’s Hill, above Chipping Campden and overlooking the Vale of Evesham, is a beautiful plateau commanding extensive views from the plains of the Avon and the Severn to the foothills of the Welsh mountains. Owned by the National Trust, it provides an ideal setting for open air games.
Each year, on the traditional date of Friday after Spring Bank Holiday (the date for the Games this year is Friday 2nd June 2023 starting at 7.30pm), the hill echoes with the shouts and cheers of competitors and spectators as Robert Dover’s Cotswold ‘Olimpick’ Games (not Olympic Games) are celebrated. Bands march, cannon fire, rustic activities and wrestling take place, and the evening is brought to a close with fireworks and a torchlight procession into Campden followed by dancing in the square.
Date: 2 June to 4 June 2023.
Status: The event is ON and space is AVAILABLE.
Site Fees: £11 pun.
Location: Wold End Farm, Chipping Campden, GL55 6HR.
Directions: Directions from Cheltenham: A46 to Evesham; on Evesham Bypass take B4035 to Chipping Campden. Please follow Glos D.A. Signs from Weston Subedge to site.
Stewards: Dave and Marg.
Site Facilities: Own Sanitation Essential.
Entertainment: Fri night Dover’s Games near by; Sat entertainment in town all day.
Pets Welcome: Yes.