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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