Support Pete's Marathon Effort

Pete Lightfoot will be running the Brighton marathon on 15 April to raise funds for Cleeve Common Trust.

Pete has been a member of the Trust's board for over 20 years.  He only took up long distance running last year, at the grand age of 65.

He has generously offered to raise funds for Cleeve Common Trust.  Please sponsor him in this terrific effort through generous donations.  Just click here to make your donation on-line.

All of your donation will go towards supporting the work of the Trust to conserve and improve the natural beauty of Cleeve Common for today's visitors and future generations.  Thank you.

You can now follow Pete's training progress via his blog.

Go Pete!

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Events Programme 2018

There’s another full year of events coming up on Cleeve Common, for both children and adults.

  • In February, look out for the launch of our free downloadable Self-Guided Family Walk.  This will give a route to follow and tell you about what to see on the way.
  • Family Easter Trail: explore Cleeve Common and earn a treat! As a family, follow the clues on a circular walk of about 1 mile.  Answer the questions as you go round and collect your prize. Good Friday, 30 March, starting 1-2pm or 2-3pm.  Please note that booking is essential to ensure there are enough prizes.
  • Summer events: watch for details of our Woodland Bushcraft day(1 June), a family event in Wardens’ Wood. For the grown-ups, there will be our annual Wildflower Foray (29 June).  Then there are three Fridays of Summer Holiday Family Fun on 3, 17 and 31 August.  The autumn brings a Geology Trail in September, a Family Halloween Event on 26 October and a Family Christmas Trail on 20 December to round off the year.

For details of these events and how to book, see our What's On page or our Facebook events page.  

Temporary Cattle Paddock

There will be a new temporary cattle paddock with electric fencing from 12 January, as shown in the map below.  It joins up with West Down and the cattle will have access to the water trough. there  You will still be able to go through the smaller bridle gate at the top of West Down, staying outside the cattle paddock.    There will be a pedestrian route through the paddock, but if you have a dog with you, please keep it on the lead while inside the enclosure.


Professional dog walking

If you use a professional dog walker and know they walk your dog on Cleeve Common, please check that they have a commercial dog walking licence.

Licence holders have signed up to our Canine Codes, ensuring they are looking after dogs to a high welfare standard and are also exercising them here responsibly. Both aspects are vitally important to ensure that everyone can enjoy this beautiful conservation area together.

If you are a professional dog walker, please click here for details of the Cleeve Common licence.

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Update on Dogs and Mushrooms

4 November

The owner of the young dog that died from poisoning early last month has very kindly passed on the results of the toxicology report.  This confirmed that the cause of death was mushroom poison.

We still have no firm evidence to link this poisoning to mushrooms on Cleeve Common, as the dog was walked over the hill and all the way down to Winchcombe.  There are however many types of mushroom to be found around the Common, some of which may be poisonous.  It's impossible to know where and when they will pop up, so please be vigilant when you're out with your dog.

We're changing our name


From 1 September, we're changing our working name to Cleeve Common Trust, to highlight the charitable nature of our work for the benefit of the environment and the local community.  

The old 'Cleeve Common Board of Conservators' was always a bit of a mouthful and  sometimes left people thinking we were a political group!  We hope our shorter, snappier title makes it clearer what we're about.

Our contact details are unchanged.

Memorial Programme

Memorial Programme

The Memorial Programme allows local residents to make a donation in memory of a loved one to fund the conservation of Cleeve Common. Donations for this purpose will help to maintain and enhance the Common’s natural beauty as a lasting and fitting tribute to the family members and friends who enjoyed visiting the Common for this very reason. Those making a donation will be able to place a plaque on the Memorial Wall surrounding the Cotswold's highest tree (photo).

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