Magnificent Meadows Open Day: Friday 2 June 1.00 - 4.00 pm

Join us and the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Magnificent Meadows team for a day of celebrating our grasslands!  

Our base will be by the Quarry car park at the Golf Club entrance  to the Common, with ample parking nearby.There will be kids craft activities, face painting, minibeast hunting, plus a load of opportunities to learn more about Cleeve Common for everyone of all ages.

Everything is FREE (but of course donations are welcome), including guided walks on Geology with Gloucestershire Geology Trust, Archaeology & History and Wild Flowers. Each walk will last about an hour. Book here:

Fossil hunt & geology

Wild flowers

Archaeology & history

You can also learn more about the secret world of solitary bees and make a bee hotel. Book here

As well as meet a slow worm and find out more about the fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians found here on Cleeve Common and the wider area with Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK - ARG UK

Bring a picnic and make a day of it! The Golf Club will be open for tea and cake as well as lunch.

Dogs and adders

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.

Calling All Horse Riders....

Calling All Horse Riders....

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. 

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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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