Our Walkers are Welcome launch

Walkers are Welcome (WAW)
We are pleased to have been accredited for the national Walkers are Welcome scheme, and on 4th and 5th September 2015 there was an official launch for Cheddar Walking. Local dignitaries and representatives of tourist associations were present to “cut the ribbon”, and there were guided walks on the Friday and Saturday.

August Bank Holiday Walking Festival

Cheddar Gorge
Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Walking has teamed up with Mendip Ramblers to organise a Walking Festival on the weekend of the August Bank Holiday 27/28/29 August 2016. An experienced team of walk organisers have been putting together a selection of walks starting and finishing in Cheddar, and taking in the wide range of footpaths in the Cheddar area, from out on the moors to up on the Mendips. Walk lengths vary and there is a choice of walks every day. For more details see below.

Bank Holiday Weekend
27/28/29 August 2016

Walks start at
THE SCOUT HUT, Cheddar First School, The Hayes, Cheddar.
Grid Reference ST 456534
OS Explorer Map 141

Car parking: at Cheddar First School, Kings of Wessex Academy and signed public car parks.

There will be a choice of 3 walks each day starting at 10.00 am
(short 6-7 miles; medium 8-9 miles; long 10-13 miles)
1 walk starting at 1.30 pm
(3½ – 4½ miles)

  • Please allow time for parking, choosing your walk and registering by signing the appropriate sheet.
  • Bring food and drink for a short morning stop and a longer lunch stop.
  • Wear/bring appropriate clothing, especially footwear, and waterproofs if necessary.
  • Well behaved dogs, under close control, are welcome but must be put on a lead when requested by the walk leader or back marker.
  • Tea and cake at the end. Please make a small donation!


Mendip Ramblers and Cheddar Walking

Information/Walk details : visit www.mendipfestivals.org.uk
contact martyn@mendipramblers.co.uk or telephone 01761 471891.

Mistletoe sales boost walkers’ coffers

One of Cheddar’s newest groups – Cheddar Walking – entered into the festive spirit before Christmas by dressing up and selling bunches of mistletoe to the crowds who flocked to the village’s Festive Shopping Night.

The idea behind the stall outside the National Trust Shop in the Gorge was twofold – to make some money for the group to fund its activities and to promote walking in and around the village. Earlier in the year, the group had succeeded in gaining national accreditation for Cheddar as a ‘Walkers Are Welcome’ destination.

On the night Cheddar Walking raised around £90 towards its publication of walking guides and events such as the free walking festival planned for the summer and it also introduced a number of people to its walks.

Chairman of Cheddar Walking, Huw Robson, who also doubled as Father Christmas for part of the night, said he was pleased with the evening’s work as the stall and mistletoe had cost nothing thanks to the generosity of others and it had allowed the group to introduce itself.


Huw Robson, chairman of Cheddar Walking, selling mistletoe.

Upcoming events


Cheddar Christmas Walk Monday 28th December 10.30am

Hilly walk of 4 -5 miles climbing 200 metres to Callow Hill above Cheddar Wood offering great views.

Meet near Gardeners Arms, Silver Street, Cheddar BS27 3LE. The pub will be open for open for coffee and lunch after the walk. Grid Ref ST 459 539  Contact Gill 01934 742508

Walking for Health – Monday 4th January
11am Cheddar library
Gentle one hour walk
Leader Gill 742508