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.

Book tickets at the Festival web site

South West Outdoor Festival 2017

Join Cheddar Walking for some led walks

Following on from the success of last year’s walking festival in Cheddar in conjunction with Mendip Ramblers, this year we are partnering with the National Trust for the South West Outdoor Festival. Cheddar Walking will be arranging and leading a selection of walks over the weekend of the 8th to 10th of September 2017. The festival is based at Black Rock and will feature a wide variety of outdoor pursuits for you to try. More information on the festival here.

If you can help us with planning and checking the routes of proposed walks, and/or helping on the day as leader or backmarker, please get in touch