Gorge walk

Cheddar Gorge
Cheddar Gorge

Versions of the classic walk around the top of both sides of Cheddar Gorge has been promoted both by Longleat (who own the south side) and the National Trust (who own the north side) independently for many years. The Cheddar Walking route aims to create one consistent version and it’s also likely to be the most up-to-date. If you are walking around Cheddar Gorge, this is the walk guide you need!

You’ll need good walking gear, and expect rocky paths and some strenuous climbs. In return you will be rewarded with some epic views and plenty of wildlife to spot – including the ubiquitous sheep and goats.

pdf-icon Cheddar Gorge cliff top walk (39892 downloads)

May 2024 update, this walk is currently diverted along the road for a short stretch due to path maintenance works (please see this diversion sheet: Gorge walk diversion sheet 2024 (35 downloads) ).

The walk starts at ///rust.pickles.hammocks.

For the younger walkers, also take along a copy of our observation quiz which starts at the National Trust shop:  Gorge Walk Quiz (2617 downloads)


(Photo: Martin Kay)