Our walks

Bays Pond, Cheddar Village
Bays Pond, Cheddar Village

Our committee has created a number of walks of varying grades and lengths. Some of these are well known local walks such as the tour of the top of the Gorge, others which will take you to lesser-known corners of the village, some which go around our local nature reserves and yet more which will take you out on to the beginnings of the Somerset Levels from where you can look back at the Mendip Hills.

Click to see a 3D PDF overview of our walks – Cheddar Walking Walks Overview Map 2016.


Please note that walks other than 1, 3, 4, and 8 take you along various rural tracks and paths, some sections of which can get really wet and muddy in winter months. If you are doing a winter walk after a period of rain please be prepared for wide and deep puddles and long stretches of deep or slippery mud. Walking poles and proper walking boots will be essential.

Select from the list below or use the drop down menu on “Our walks” above.

1 – Historic Cheddar Walk
2 – Middledown
3 – Cufic Lane Loop Walk
4 – Strawberry Line Bus Walk
5 – Gorge Walk (and quiz)
6 – Black Rock Nature Walk
7 – River Yeo Loop Walk
8 – Reservoir wheelchair-friendly Walk
9 – West Mendip Way from Wells
10 – West Mendip Way from Weston Super Mare (in two parts)
11 – Four Pubs Walk to Churchill
12 – Quarries Loop
13 – Shute Shelve circular
14 – Cheddar Moor circular
15 – Wedmore via Nyland Hill (optional bus walk)
16 – Strawberry Special

Parking is available close to the start of all walks – there is paid or free street parking in the village centre, free parking at Black Rock and at Sharpham Road for the reservoir walk, and also free parking in the Gorge east of The Pinnacles.

(Photo: Martin Kay)

Quick PDF download links:


Historic Cheddar walk - summary (11982 downloads)
Middledown walk (5066 downloads)
Cufic loop walk (6905 downloads)
Strawberry Line bus walk (8997 downloads)
Cheddar Gorge cliff top walk (34851 downloads)
Gorge Walk Quiz (2009 downloads)
Black Rock walk (15386 downloads)
River Yeo loop walk (12088 downloads)
Reservoir walk (12211 downloads)
West Mendip Way from Wells (4264 downloads)
West Mendip Way Weston to Cheddar part 1 (1878 downloads)
West Mendip Way Weston to Cheddar part 2 (1452 downloads)
West Mendip Way Weston to Cheddar - whole walk (1076 downloads)
Four Pubs Walk to Churchill and return (1264 downloads)
Quarries Loop (460 downloads)
Shute Shelve circular walk (122 downloads)
Cheddar Moor circular walk (220 downloads)
Wedmore via Nyland Hill (20 downloads)
Strawberry Special (20 downloads)