Grazing of Leckhampton Hill and Charlton Kings Common

We have commissioned local farmers James and Katie Allen to provide conservation grazing with their native breed cattle on Leckhampton Hill and Charlton Kings Common. Two breeds of cows are being introduced: British Whites and English Longhorns. These native breed cows will be providing the critical grazing that the site needs to flourish and thrive.

For more information about their approach to grazing you can visit their website:

Interacting with the cows

The cows are very placid and are used to seeing people and dogs, but please take care near them. Please keep your dogs under tight control.

Please be aware that the cows are managed using invisible GPS fence lines, so might not want to walk in a direction you want them to.

In case of an issue please contact:

  • Wayne Sedgwick (Senior Ranger) - 07733 014743
  • Katie Allen (Grazier) - 07718 584615

Where are the cows?

The cows are fitted with virtual fencing collars, allowing us to manage their grazing better and graze them in the the best places for the site. It also means we can keep the cows off the main footpaths, whenever possible, or restrict their access for short periods. Another advantage is that the collars have GPS locators so we know where they are at all times. This means we can tell you where the cows are and what virtual field they have access to so you can plan your walk accordingly if you want.

Visit to see an interactive map showing where the cows are.

Funded by the National Grid. Supported by Charlton Kings Parish Council and Friends of Leckhampton Hill and Charlton Kings Common (FOLK).