is Britain's largest gorge, boasting an elaborate cave system and limestone cliffs
which rise spectacularly from the valley floor. It's also great for wildlife with
everything from bats to bugs!
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Gorge - Visitor Guide
Gorge, Cheddar, Somerset.
information and caving expeditions: 01934 742343
Mammal Society and
Dormouse walks - 01458 210345 (Somerset) or 020 7350 2200.
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Clifftop Gorge Walk boasts a wide variety of wildlife including nesting Peregrine
Falcons and the rare Cheddar Pink flower. This three mile circular route takes
about two hours.
Dormice walks and courses are available through
the Mammal Society
for those interested in getting involved.
Further up the Gorge,
there are several small 'wild caves' which are suitable for more intrepid visitors.
Rock climbing, caving expeditions, abseiling.
Open topped bus rides give
a good overview of the Gorge and its geology and habitats.
cafes and restaurants, visitor centre, toilets, shops, cash point and crafts outlets.
Access: Access to Gough's Cave main cavern, valley floor, and gorge bus tour is
wheelchair friendly. The Clifftop Gorge Walk is unsuitable for wheelchairs. |
Situated on the A371 between Weston-super-Mare
and Wells near the town of Cheddar.
Gorge Tour bus - board at lakeside.
Runs along the gorge floor and drops off at Gough's Cave. Runs daily April-September,
and weekends in March and October.
Car parking - pay and display.
May-mid September 10.00am - 5.00pm;
mid September-April 10.30am-4.30pm.
Caving expeditions run April-September
- sessions last 90 minutes. All equipment provided. Experienced instructors lead
entry to main section of Gorge and walks.
Cheddar Caves and Gorge
Explorer - Adults £9.50; Children £6.50; under 5s free.
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