The Cotswold Hills are a range running through Gloucestershire
. They cover about 50 miles from Bath
in a northeasterly direction. The average height of the peaks is around 500 feet, with some reaching more than a thousand feet. The width of the range varies from 6 to 28 miles. The hills separate the lower River Severn
from the Thames
. The rivers have been connected by a canal through Stroud Vale.
Interesting towns in the hills are Cheltenham, Stroud, Gloucester, Chipping Camden, Chipping Norton, Chippingham, Evesham, and Broadway.