With a disputed history dating back to at least the 1800s, the annual Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake involves hordes of fearless competitors chasing a weighty 8lb Double Gloucester cheese down a death-defyingly-steep hill. The slope on Cooper’s Hill in Gloucester, the eponymous setting for the world-famous event, is in fact so steep that 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 prize.
Event: Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake
Venue: Coopers Hill, Gloucester. From Gloucester, travel through Hucclecote and Brockworth until you reach ‘The Cross Hands Roundabout’. Take a right onto Painswick Road, head up the hill and keep an eye out for signs pointing to the Cheese Rolling.
Date: Monday 26 May 2008
Times: The first races kicks off at midday, but arrive earlier to get a good view of the action
Tickets: There is no entry fee or fee to spectate. Some car parking is provided in a nearby field and charity donations will be taken on the day.
Added by pbirnie on February 10, 2008