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.


Walkers assemble outside the Scout Hut

Cheddar Walking Festival 2016 – August Bank Holiday weekend

Many thanks to all who attended!

Mendip Ramblers advise that despite the showers on Saturday and Sunday it was a very successful festival with the number of walkers increasing each day, over 300 in total. The wider publicity achieved this year will have helped to boost the numbers and the display in the Library window was complimented on. A report will appear in the Mendip Times shortly. Mendip Ramblers also send their thanks to the Scout & Guide Groups for the use of their huts, also to the Bursar at Kings of Wessex Academy and to Vado Ltd for the use of overflow car parks.

Cheddar Walking are hoping to organise another festival for 2017, watch this space!