Education and Awareness
We have an expanding programme to raise awareness of Cleeve Common, what makes it such a special place and how we can conserve it for the future. Here are some aspects of this work:
We run a number of guided walks during the course of the year to show people various aspects of the Common and talk about our conservation programme. See the Diary page for upcoming events.
Liaison with local groups
We seek to engage with key individuals in local groups in activities on the Common such as cycling, horse riding, mountain boarding and kite-flying. Where appropriate, we aim to agree a Code of Conduct (see the ‘Visiting’ pages). We also work with the Cotswolds AONB to promote access to the Common for people in wheelchairs or buggies – the ‘Walks on Wheels’ programme.
Cleeve Common is a brilliant place to visit with students of all ages. It is a great example of farming with conservation and the environment in mind. There are opportunities to study science, geography, history and ecology. It also offers a great space for enrichment activities.
Through our Countryside Stewardship agreement we can offer free half day visits for groups from KS1 to GCSE who would like to study the links between farming, conservation and food production.
There are also many opportunities for self guided visits which are also free, or other programs of study for which there is a small per pupil fee.
For more information please contact Nicole Daw via 'Email Us' or download our schools pack here.
We can on occasions provide a speaker to talk to local groups who have a strong interest in Cleeve Common (and we have some wonderful pictures!). Please contact us to enquire about a booking.
We will be expanding the contents of this website to make it a valuable repository of news and information about Cleeve Common.
During this year we will be putting up information boards for visitors, showing a map of the Common and highlighting the main features of the habitat and wildlife.