The long barrow can be viewed from the exterior. Due to current government restrictions, the chamber should not be accessed.
Belas Knap is a particularly fine example of a Neolithic long barrow, with a false entrance and side chambers. Excavated in 1863 and 1865, the remains of 31 people were found in the chambers. The barrow has since been restored.
Managed by Gloucestershire County Council.
Read more about the history of the barrow.
Before You Go
Access: The barrow is located just over half a mile from the parking area. The walk to the barrow includes a steep climb through woodland and fields. The walk includes two stiles and a kissing gate.
Opening times: Open daily all year round during daylight hours.
Parking: Limited parking is available in the lay-by on Cotswold Way. The walk to the barrow begins across the road from the lay-by along the public footpath.
Facilties: There are toilets, shops and places to eat a short drive away in Winchcombe.
Dogs: There may be sheep grazing in the fields en route to the barrow, so please keep dogs on leads.
Please be aware: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.
Plan a Great Day Out
Belas Knap is on the Cotswold Way National Trail and is a great place to stop along the way to explore the site and enjoy a picnic.
Belas Knap is one of four Gloucestershire long barrows in the care of English Heritage which can be picked up as part of a circular tour. Uley Long Barrow, Nympsfield Long Barrow and Windmill Tump Long Barrow are all fine examples of Gloucestershire's Neolithic history.