Facilities & access


  • Picnics: no picnic benches, but there are plenty of lovely areas to enjoy a picnic. Please remember to take your rubbish home with you
  • Eating: caf├ęs, pubs and restaurants in Cheddar and Wells. Pubs in Cross, Winscombe and Axbridge
  • Dogs are welcome. Please keep them on leads when livestock are grazing
  • Guided walks with a ranger are available for school and community groups. Please contact us in advance to book and discuss your requirements

Family & children

  • Go in search of wildlife, explore ancient caves or simply run off steam as you climb up to some of Somerset's finest viewpoints
  • Cycling: Strawberry Line, National Cycle Network route 26, runs across the Mendip Hills and down into Cheddar
  • Kite flying: great open spaces on the Mendip Hills for flying a kite


  • Mobility parking: two accessible spaces at the car park on the south side of Cheddar Gorge. All other car parks are on flat surfaces
  • Pathways: well maintained, but naturally uneven paths, which may become muddy and slippery after wet weather. There are steep ascents and descents at all sites, with some stiles and gates