New Cattle Paddock

The cattle are now in a temporary paddock with electric fencing, adjacent to the the heather plot on the uphill side. This is just for a couple of weeks so there are no pedestrian or bridle gates included in the electric fencing. See map below.

Paddocking the cattle over winter helps concentrate their grazing effort where it is most need for grassland management. We will let you know when they move to their final winter munching spot before they have the full run of the common in spring.

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Winter cattle paddock

Our Galloway cattle are back from their holiday in the Butterfly Reserve to the first of their winter enclosures on the Common. It is situated below the heather plot at the top end of Washpool valley: see map below. The paddock has electric fencing and there are two pedestrian gates. Winter grazing by the cattle is the cornerstone of our conservation management, to maintain the wonderful diversity of flowers and grasses for which the Common is renowned. We therefore ask for your co-operation by not damaging the temporary fencing or disturbing the cattle.

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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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