The ancient shin kicking event at the Cotswold Olimpicks

Cotswold Olimpicks

Written by the JK Team
Published 29 December 2022
Just Kampers

Centuries of history back up the Cotswold Olimpicks, which is home to the annual shin-kicking championships. An ancient form of martial art native to Britain, shin-kicking is exactly what it sounds like, although you may not expect to combatants to be wearing shin-armour made of straw. 

These historic games were first held more than 12 centuries after the last ancient Greek Olympics and almost 3 centuries before the modern Olympic Games, which began in 1896. 2023 will celebrate our 411th anniversary and the games are still held in the arena that bears the founder’s name – Dover’s Hill.

Intense competition, plenty of laughs, ancient tradition and loads of entertainment all merge to make the Cotswold Olimpicks and excellent reason to get out in your camper and enjoy a weekend away in Gloucesterhire. 

Date: Friday 2 June 2023
Location: Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England
Tickets: It's free to attend the Cotswold Olimpick Games, and you won't require any tickets

Find out more: Click here for more information about the 2023 Cotswold Olimpick Games

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