F.A.Q.

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Within the web site you will find all the information you need to participate in the event, either as a competitor or spectator. 

Press and Media are especially welcome.

Further Facts & Information.

What and where is Cooper's hill Coopers Hill Local Nature Reserve
A local nature reserve situated 2 miles South of Brockworth on the A46, consisting of 137 acres, with nationally important beech woodlands and a waymarked trail.  
Free public access throughout (except fenced off disused quarry area).
The whole area is registered common land, with commoners rights.
What does it cost to be a spectator? Entry to the event is free! The only charge is 5 for the car-park (which funds the event).
What does it cost to compete? Entry to compete in the event is free! The only charge is 5 for the car-park (which funds the event).
How do I enter a race? You just turn up on the day, check your nerves at the top of the hill and then either run or go and join the other spectators to watch those with nerves of steel!
Where can I stay? Suggestions are on 'Where to stay'. For other accommodation contact the Tourist Information Office
Are there any individual pubs in the area? Cooper's Hill is only a collection of 'dwellings' with no facilities. There are several villages within a 10 mile radius with 'real' pubs.
What do I win? The first person to arrive at the foot of the hill in each adult race wins the cheese, a 7-8lb. 'Double Gloucester', 2nd. - 10, 3rd. - 5 . In the Children's events, the prizes are,  First - A cheese, 2nd - 5, 3rd - 5
When is it?    The event takes place on Spring Bank Holiday Monday. (The last Monday in May) The first cheese will be rolled at 12.00, mid-day.
Are there any publications?

Paperback

'Cheese Rolling in Gloucestershire'
 Published  by Tempus and available from all good bookshops.

The book may also be purchased directly from the Author

(Complied and written by Jean Jefferies and with a foreword by Mark Cummings of BBC Radio Gloucestershire)

The book tells the story of Cheese Rolling, who might have been first to roll a missile down the hill and how it developed through the years.
Here you will find over 200 photographs, including those of past winners and 'rollers', from the 1940s to 2005.

Are there any publications?

The e-book

"Cheese Rolling In Gloucestershire"

The e-book is available to purchase on line
This e-book is unique!

(Complied and written by Jean Jefferies and with a foreword by Mark Cummings of BBC Radio Gloucestershire)

The book tells the story of Cheese Rolling, who might have been first to roll a missile down the hill and how it developed through the years.
Here you will find over 200 photographs, including those of past winners and 'rollers', from the 1940s to 2005.

Please note that there are no toilet facilities nearby.

 

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