Cheddar Gorge is Britain’s biggest gorge with dramatic cliffs rising 450 over feet and amazing stalactite caverns. Cheddar Gorge is known worldwide as being an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The area is classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) with an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). You may even get to see some of the local fauna including bats, dormice, and even peregrine falcons.
The first thing you should do is the cliff top walk and loop which brings you across the tops of the cliffs with views as far as the Glastonbury Tor. At the very top of the Gorge, you can enjoy the breathtaking, panoramic views of the plateau. The loop continues through woods and then back to the village of Cheddar.
After that you should do the cave tours which tell you about Cheddar man a prehistoric man found in the caves which tells us much about how people lived back then. The audio guides are excellent and worth listening to.
The village of Cheddar is very picturesque and there are many tea houses selling tea cakes and crumpets or you can enjoy home made fudge, cider and of course the world famous Cheddar Cheese.
A visit to Cheddar Gorge is a great day out. Just make sure you bring clothing for all conditions as it can change from sunny to cold and raining quite quickly.
Website : http://www.cheddargorge.co.uk/
Address : Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3QF
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