Information on Activities
To ride a horse or pony on the Common, except on the few stretches of byway and bridleway along some edges of the Common, you need a Hacking Licence.
Commercial dog walking
While you are permitted to walk anywhere on the Common with your own dog, the access granted under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act (2000) does not extend to carrying out commercial activities on the Common. We therefore offer a licence for professional dog walking, similar to permits for horse riding (both pleasure and commercial). The commercial dog walking licences are issued conditional upon signing both the Canine Code and Commercial Dog Walkers Code.
Cycling on Cleeve Common
Aside from the limited restricted byways and bridleways, there is no statutory access for cyclists on the Common. However, permissive access, to ride on established tracks elsewhere is granted by Cleeve Common Board of Conservators to those who sign up to and adhere to the code of conduct. We welcome those cyclists to enjoy the Common sensitively for many years to come.
Event organisers' information sheet
For some activities, you must obtain prior consent from the Board of Conservators. This information sheet explains what conditions apply and how to ensure that your group activity, whatever it is, is safe and successful for all concerned.
This Code of Conduct was drawn up by boarders for boarders. Please follow it, both to give boarders a good reputation and to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit.