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.

Top of the Gorge Festival 2018

Cheddar Walking members will be leading a selection of walks for the National Trust Top of the Gorge Outdoor Festival, 22-24 June 2018, which is based at the top of Cheddar Gorge. Walkers can book places on our walks at a stand shared with the Mendip Hills AONB team. We will be offering walks around Cheddar Gorge and up to Beacon Batch, the highest point in the Mendips. Hope to see you there! For more details visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cheddar-gorge/features/top-of-the-gorge-festival.


Cheddar Walking information board – sited in Cheddar’s Cliff Street car park