CHEESE ROLLING

Why risk life and limb by chas­ing a gi­ant truckle of cheese down an al­most ver­ti­cal grassy hill?

Countryfile Magazine - - May In The Coun­try -

Why not, re­ply the good folk of Brock­worth and some 4,000 spec­ta­tors who flock to Cooper’s Hill in Glouces­ter­shire ev­ery year to watch com­pet­i­tive cheese rolling. In fact, the tra­di­tional and hotly con­tested event ap­pears to have been can­celled just three times in the past 100 years, con­tin­u­ing through the Sec­ond World War and food ra­tioning.

In a se­ries of races, dare­devil par­tic­i­pants hur­tle down the hill af­ter an 8lb Dou­ble Gloucester cheese for no other prize than the cheese it­self and the glory of win­ning one of Bri­tain’s wack­i­est con­tests. cheese-rolling.co.uk

The Cotswold es­carp­ment at Cooper’s Hill of­fers some of the best cheese-rolling habi­tat in the UK

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