Welcome to Cheddar Walking

Cheddar Walking

Cheddar Gorge

Your ideal base for walking in the Mendips and the Cheddar Valley

Cheddar is world famous for its cheese and stunning gorge, but many visitors are unaware of the rich diversity of landscape and walking country we have here. Through the Walkers are Welcome scheme, Cheddar Walking promotes Cheddar as a walker-friendly destination offering a number of walking routes of varying grades, starting from the village centre.

Cheddar Walking is supported by a wide range of local businesses offering everything from accommodation, food and drink, to outdoor equipment and lots more. These are businesses who offer facilities for walkers, whether it’s overnight bed and breakfast or just somewhere to charge your mobile device – visit our supporters page to find out more. Our supporters have the Walkers are Welcome sticker in their window – don’t forget to visit them when you are here!

We hope you enjoy your visit to Cheddar and please leave feedback on our walks via the contact details opposite. We are not a membership organisation you can join, but do look on the Walking Group page for details of any forthcoming walks we are arranging, that you can come along to.

Cheddar Walking Festival 2016 – August Bank Holiday
click here for details


Walkers are Welcome (WAW)
We are pleased to have been accredited for the national Walkers are Welcome scheme, on 4th and 5th September 2015 there was an official launch for Cheddar Walking. Local dignitaries and representatives of tourist associations were present to “cut the ribbon”, and there were guided walks on the Friday and Saturday.