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Cheese-Rolling at Cooper's Hill Gloucester is held annually on Spring Bank Holiday Monday. 

A view from the top of Cooper's Hill in Gloucestershire, where the famous Cheese-Rolling takes place.
This picture is taken from the start point of the race, and the finish is visible below. The actual running surface of the hill is concave, and hence cannot be seen from this point. The incline is 1 in 2 in places!

All professional Media and Press are welcome at the event.
As the event is held on registered common land, public access is free and no permissions are required to attend, compete, record, photograph or film etc.
There is a "Press Compound", built of straw bales, at the foot of the hill (near to where the figures can be seen in the above picture). 
Access to the press compound is strictly restricted to holders of an official "Press Compound Media Pass". 
Media Passes are provided upon application and are issued on a "first come" basis and are subject to available space. 
The number of passes is limited, so please apply early to prevent disappointment.

To apply for a "Press Compound Media Pass", click here.

For additional information or assistance with interviews etc. please contact Jean Jefferies.

All persons attending the event, including those persons using the press compound area, do so entirely at their own risk. You are reminded that it is your responsibility to carry out an appropriate risk assessment and take all necessary precautions to ensure your personal safety.

The Present Master of Ceremonies Rob Seex dairy farmer of Upton-St-Leonards.


Since 1988, the cheeses have been hand-made by Mrs. Diana Smart of Churcham, using milk from her herd of Brown Swiss, Holstein and Gloucester cows.  
Since 1988, the cheeses have been hand-made by Mrs. Diana Smart of Churcham - She is the only person in Gloucestershire now making Double Gloucester cheeses by hand, using traditional methods.
She is the only person in Gloucestershire now making Double Gloucester cheeses by hand, using traditional methods.

The Double Gloucester Cheese Explained - The Single Gloucester Cheese too!


There is a field, on the hill, that is set aside for parking on the day. You are asked NOT to park on the main A46 (Cheltenham to Painswick) road. Parking charge is 5.00

Location
(O.S. SO888147)
(N51:49:51 - W2:09:50)
(UK Postcode GL3 4SB)


 
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