Disabled Access

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 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 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 map.

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. 

 

Webmaster - Last Edited 05-Oct-2010 23:16:20 avsglos

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