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).
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
apply for a "Press Compound Media Pass", click here.
For additional information or
assistance with interviews etc. please contact Jean
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
Present Master of Ceremonies Rob Seex – dairy farmer of Upton-St-Leonards.
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.
She is the only person in Gloucestershire now
making Double Gloucester cheeses by hand, using traditional methods.
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
(N51:49:51 - W2:09:50)
(UK Postcode GL3 4SB)