Sheep back on the Common

Sheep are now being put back on the Common after a week or so off for shearing. Please take care if you are walking with adog. Every year there are dog attacks on sheep, often fatal. Don’t let it be your dog that does this. Thank you to all responsible dog walkers.

Sheep and cattle are essential to keeping Cleeve Common an open and wildflower rich area. Without grazing, coarse grass, gorse and thorn scrub would out-compete the flowers, some of which are critically endangered species.

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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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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