This is part of the West Wales Group's Somerset weekend away.
A roughly 7.5 mile walk from Ebbor Gorge--part of the Somerset and West Wales weekend visit to Cheddar.
Starting at Ebbor Gorge National Trust Car Park our walk will set off towards the half way point of Wells - England's smallest City and where an hour will be set aside for a look around and time to have something to eat. Then onwards with a bit of a steep climb just outside of Wells up to higher countryside but offering good views from the top as we head back towards Ebbor Gorge. An optional clamber down through the Gorge at the end - weather dependent !
The walk is approximately 7.5 miles through the Somerset hills and has a couple of steep but gradual climbs, with the contrast of Wells and it's fine Cathedral and Market Square.
Ebbor Gorge itself was partly the setting for Coleridge's "Kubla Khan" - "the deep romantic chasm that slanted , down a green hill, athwart a cedern covert ; a savage place !". Hopefully, we will not find it too savage on our visit. An optional scramble down through the Gorge itself to finish the walk - having and using a walkers stick can be very helpful. For those not feeling quite so adventurous there is an optional walk back through woodland paths and steps to the car park. This route will be taken also if the weather is particularly wet as the clamber down through the Gorge can be dangerous when wet and slippy.
** The Lunch Stop will be one hour at Wells ** - you can bring a packed lunch where there are open spaces to sit with a view of the Cathedral or easily pick up some lunch in Wells itself at the many shops and cafes. We may just catch the end of the Saturday morning market in the Market Square.
See restricted info below for details of Saturday evening meal.
We have to pre-order food. There are two menu's, click below to view.