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Want to know what the weather is like right now on Cleeve Common? Here's a great website that tells you exactly that, along with back data on temperature and rainfall. The weather station is on the radio masts , so you'll get a very good idea of what to expect when you are 'up on top'.
There are now sheep with lambs on the Common
Please keep your dog under control at all times and on a lead if passing near livestock. Give the lambs space to get used to their new home. Every year we have a number of dog attacks on sheep. Don't let it be your dog.
The Galloway cattle are also free-roaming the hill and the temporary winter paddock has been removed.
Be aware that this is the time of year when the adders that live on the Common become more active, especially on sunny days. These rare animals are legally protected. They are timid creatures and will not bite unless they feel threatened.
We have recently had a report of a dog being bitten by an adder. To prevent this happening to your dog, keep it under close control and stick to main paths. If your dog is bitten, get it to a vet immediately. Try to keep your dog calm and if possible carry your dog rather than letting it walk. This will help to slow the spread of venom.
Hacking licences for the 2017-18 season are now available. They are valid from 1 Mar 2017 to 28 Feb 2018 and cost £30 each, the same as in previous years. Please note that you must have a licence to ride a horse or pony anywhere on the Common apart from on the Restricted Byway along the front edge of the hill and a short stretch of bridleway at the far end of West Down. The Rangers will be checking to ensure all riders are properly licensed. Riders must sign up to the Riders' Code as a condition of being granted a licence.
If you intend to ride on the Common during the coming 12 months, please complete an application form and return it to the Board of Conservators with your payment.Read More
There have been several instances recently of people deliberately cutting the electric fencing round the cattle enclosure. This is illegal, it creates a risk to visitors if cattle escape and it causes a lot of work for our Rangers. Please help us overcome this by reporting any suspicious activity around the cattle paddock to our Rangers. Thank you.
From Sunday 26 March, the gate at the Golf Club entrance (leading to the Quarry car park) will be closed locked at 8.00 pm. This will be the closing time throughout the summer, until the clocks go back in October. Please ensure you move your car before closing time.
We're back! After several months away due to a technical problem, Cleeve Common is back as a Facebook page. We're also up and running on Twitter and getting into gear on Instagram. So find us, like us, follow us - and share what you're doing on the Common. Click the icons in the left sidebar to find us.
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).Read More