GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Coopers Hill

2 miles (3 km)

This circular walk takes you around Coopers Hill, site of the famous annual cheese rolling event.
The area includes a number of woodland trails, lots of wildlife and nice views over the Gloucestershire countryside from the high points.
You can start the walk from the car park, just of Green Street. Then head south to climb to the hill summit which stands at about 240 metres. You can then follow other trails towards High Brotheridge and BuckholtWoods before returning to the car park.
See the video below for the full madness of the cheese rolling event!

Postcode

GL3 4SB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Coopers Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Coopers Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

You could head into the nearby Prinknash Abbey Park and enjoy some refreshments at the Monastery cafe. They sell some delicious cakes in a beautiful setting. The cafe is located at Prinknash Abbey, GL4 8EX.

Dog Walking

The hill and surrounding woodlands are ideal for a dog walk. The Monastery cafe mentioned above is also dog friendly with water bowls provided.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

You can extend the walk by exploring the wider Cranham Woods, heading to the nearby Crickley Hill Country Park or exploring the reservoirs around Birdlip.
Just to the south east is English Heritage's Great Witcombe Roman Villa. It was built about AD 250, and lived in until the 5th century. The remains include a bathhouse complex and mosaic pavements.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Gloucestershire Walks page.

Photos

Cooper's Hill - geograph.org.uk - 100139

Looking down Cooper's Hill. Every May Bank Holiday the annual cheese rolling takes place down this extremely steep hillside. The picture does not really do justice to the steepness of the gradient. A large round cheese is rolled down the steep slope of the hill and chased by a group of tumbling "runners".

The Cotswold Way in Upton Wood - geograph.org.uk - 100146

The Cotswold Way in Upton Wood. The trail passes through a wooded area near Witcombe, here is passes through Upton Wood. The Cotswold Way is approximately 100 miles long, running from Chipping Campden in the north to Bath in the south and is now an official long distance path with the acorn on its signposts.

The Cotswold Way in Buckholt Wood - geograph.org.uk - 101874

The Cotswold Way in Buckholt Wood.

A cottage at Cooper's Hill Wood - geograph.org.uk - 3440323

A cottage at Cooper's Hill Wood on the eastern side of the hill.

Gap in the trees on Cooper's Hill - geograph.org.uk - 4750815

View through a gap in the trees near the summit

The information board at Cooper's Hill - geograph.org.uk - 3440422

The information board at the reserve. In the warmer months flora includes bluebells, followed by early purple orchids, yellow archangel, and wild garlic.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Coopers Hill.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Coopers Hill.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)