At almost 400ft deep and 3 miles long, this is England’s largest gorge, and with its weathered crags and pinnacles, one of our most spectacular natural sites.
It plays host to a varied community of specialized plants and wildlife, many of which you’ll get to spot on this exhilarating circular walk.
This is a moderate 5 mile route along paths. Several stiles and kissing gates, rough walking in sections and some steep climbs.
Pay and Display car parks on both sides of The Gorge, so plenty of parking close by.
For more information and directions, click on the link – https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cheddar-gorge/trails/cheddar-gorge-walk
This is a walk along country footpaths that is very steep at the top, where some steps are included. This walk is not for the faint hearted but if you make the effort the rewards are spectacular.
There are two routes up the lower slopes of the hill, one starting at the Church and the other starting from Manor Farm.
Catch your breath, and take in the stunning views. You can walk all around the top of the knoll, where you can see the grassy remains of the Iron Age hill fort, Ordinance Survey and Queens Golden Jubilee markers.
Discover one of the great landmarks of the Somerset coastline on this scenic coastal walk across Brean Down.
Standing over 300ft high and extending 1.5 miles into the Bristol Channel, the Down is steeped in intriguing stories, from prehistoric worship to Second World War weapon testing. It’s also renowned for its wildlife, so keep a look out for a great variety of birds, plants and butterflies whilst on route.
Visit the national trust website for more information – https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brean-down/trails/brean-down-coastal-walk
Cheddar Reservoir- Follow the waterside path around this reservoir on this easy circular walk in Somerset.
There is a good footpath running around the perimeter with parking available at the south eastern end. It’s a lovely spot with sailboats on the water and beautiful countryside and woodland surrounding the water.
It’s about two miles around the reservoir so it makes for a nice afternoon stroll.