Minchinhampton CommonGet directions
Minchinhampton Common is 600 acres of vast Cotswold scarp top, which is cared for by the National Trust. Linking onto Rodborough Common, the area totals almost 1000 acres of high open grassland and woods.
The landscape is pockmarked with a variety of earthworks from Neolithic barrows and old quarries to modern-day golf bunkers. It’s a lovely spot for walking with your pup, where they can run around and explore the huge landscape.
It is worth noting that cattle, donkeys and shire horses roam free in the warmer months, usually, from 13th May – a traditional day when the cows are brought from the overwintering fields and sheds and released back onto the commons to roam and graze. So please keep dogs on lead or close control when nearby. They are usually around until the autumn.
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ParkingThere are multiple places to park around the common. We parked in the car park near Minchinhampton reservoir, on Culver Hill, which has space for about 50 cars. There is also a car park on Bell Lane, which has a map of the common and a walk.
Paws for thoughtCattle and animals graze from spring to autumn
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