Historic Cheddar Walk

Finding the hidden gems of Cheddar - an ancient river crossing still very much in use today. Tour No. 31
An ancient river crossing still very much in use today – Location 31

There is more to Cheddar than the attractions in the Gorge, and for the history buff there are numerous locations hidden away in the village, where you can learn a little more about how Cheddar has grown and changed over time. Cheddar’s University of the Third Age (U3A) History Group has now produced a fascinating and informative guide to some of the interesting historical sites to be found around the village.

Whether you are a visitor with an interest in local history, or if you live here and wonder why things are laid out as they are, this might answer your question. The tour forms a self-guided route and can be followed clockwise from any start point.

Meantime, you can download and print off the PDF files before setting out, or send them to your mobile device to read on the move. The detailed walk download was previously available on the Cheddar Village web site and may also be found in leaflet holders around the village.

pdf-icon Historic Cheddar walk - summary (14393 downloads) – a circular walk which you can start anywhere, but point no.1 is located at ///nerd.handicaps.scans.


pdf-icon Historic walk - detailed descriptions of key locations (4462 downloads)


pdf-icon Historic walk map on separate sheet (4494 downloads)



(Photo: Martin Kay)