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Cheddar Gorge afternoon walk

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General information

This is part of the West Wales/Somerset weekend away.

This will be a 4 mile approx. moderate walk at Cheddar Gorge.

Cheddar Gorge is a great deep fissure cutting through The Mendip Hills which would have been formed one million years ago during the last ice age.

The Cheddar Yeo River gradually made its way underground, creating the famous Cheddar caves.

At almost 400 feet deep and 3 miles long this is England's largest gorge and with its weathered crags and pinnacles, one of the most spectacular natural sights.

We will be walking on top of the gorge so there will be a steep uphill to start then a downhill when we come to the end of one loop, then a steep uphill on to the other side of the gorge and descend via Jacobs ladder, see photo, a series of 274 steps back down to street level.

The walk is on good paths with some wooden steps but can be muddy and slippery and some of the walk is on stony ground.

**I would recommend a drive up and down the gorge before or after the walk, it is most impressive.

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