Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake

Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake

Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake - An annual and now international event held near Gloucester / England. It consists of sending a 7–9 pounds round of Double Gloucester cheese from the top of the hill, competitors racing down after it in the hope to catch it.

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  • Cheese rolling event since the 1800s

    “Gloucestershire’s Cooper Hill has been host to the traditional cheese rolling event since the 1800s, but health and safety concerns meant the event was officially cancelled in 2010. Since then however, triumphant spectators and loyal competitors have continued to descend on Cooper’s Hill, determined to keep this world-famous tradition alive – with this year’s event set to take place on Monday 25 May 2020. The slope on Cooper’s Hill in Gloucester, the setting for the world-famous event, is in fact so steep that very few contestants manage to stay on their feet, instead tumbling head-over-heels down the hill in a desperate effort to catch the coveted dairy prize – a weighty 8lb Double Gloucester.” (

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