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.

W3W addresses

We have added “What 3 Words” (W3W) addresses to our walks to help those who use this addressing system. W3W is a web site and mobile app that allows you to locate anywhere on the planet to within 3m, using combinations of three ordinary words. And if you are lost on a walk and need to call someone for help, a W3W address can help someone discover your exact location. Find out more here.



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