Cooper's Hill near Brockworth, is 4 miles southeast of Gloucester
and is on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment.
Cooper's Hill - Disabled Access
The Cheese Rolling slope runs from a point just above the
start of the tree free, shadowed part at the lower centre of the picture, to the perimeter of the cottage gardens
near the top of the picture, short but very steep!
The distance from Start to Finish is approximately 90 metres as measured on the
The slope of Cooper's Hill and the
surrounding woodland areas varies from 1 in 4 to 1 in 2 in places.
The Cockrell on the pole at the top of the hill can be located by the shadow
cast by the pole
The sunlit area lower centre of the picture is a plateau at the top of the hill.
The natural geographic features of
Cooper's Hill generally, combined with the very large crowds competing and
jostling for space on the hill itself, and the access roads and paths in the
local area make this quite unsuitable for the physically disabled and infirm,
whilst anyone with a tendency to claustrophobia should consider these points
when making a decision to attend, or not to attend the event.
Disabled and infirm members of the
public are, of course entitled to gain access to any part of the Nature reserve,
public roads and footpaths at any time they choose sharing the same facilities
that are enjoyed by the general public.
Due to the nature of the terrain and circumstances
surrounding the event on the day, no special facilities or assistance with
access can be provided.
The only advice that could be given is
to arrive very early for the event, certainly well before 10:00 HRS.