Cheese Rolling at Coopers Hill - Coopers Hill, Gloucester GL3 4SB

Did you know that Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling has a history dating back to at least the 1800s

Health and safety concerns saw the event officially cancelled in 2010, creating local and even international uproar from fans of the local tradition but that hasn’t stopped loyal competitors taking to the hill, and thousands of spectators showing up, to create their own unofficial versions of the world-famous spectacular over the last few years.

And unless new organisers announce an official version of the event, Monday 29 May 2017 will undoubtedly see another unofficial Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling, with hordes of fearless contestants chasing a weighty 8lb Double Gloucester cheese down a death-defyingly-steep hill.

The slope on Cooper’s Hill in Gloucester, the setting for the world-famous event, is in fact so steep that very few contenders manage to even stay on their feet, instead tumbling head-over-heels down the hill in a desperate effort to catch the coveted dairy prize.

A search for “Cheese Rolling Coopers Hill” on YouTube  will give you a good idea of the mayhem you can expect to witness!

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