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. There are around a dozen Walkers are Welcome locations in the South West.

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.

South West Outdoor Festival 2017

Cheddar Walking members led a selection of specially developed walks for the National Trust South West Outdoor Festival in September 2017, based at the top of Cheddar Gorge. Walkers booked places on our walks at a stand shared with the Mendip Hills AONB team. Although the weather was somewhat changeable, all but one of the walks completed in decent weather with good views. Routes went to the Yeo Valley Canteen, around the gorge, and over to the Queen Victoria PH at Priddy, with minibus transport provided back to the festival site. We hope to do something similar again in 2018!