How to get here

By train

The closest train stations are Weston-Super-Mare, Highbridge & Burnham and Yatton

By road

The Mendip Hills are located between M5 junctions 21 and 22. Brent Knoll is 3 miles E of Burnham-on-Sea and Crook Peak and Wavering Down are 2 miles W of Axbridge. Cheddar Gorge is 8 miles NW of Wells, sign-posted off the M5, A371 Axbridge to Wells road and A38 Burnham to Bristol road. Ebbor Gorge is 3 miles NW of Wells, close to Wookey Hole

By foot

All the National Trust's Mendip Hills' sites are easily accessed from nearby towns and villages.Brent Knoll is a ½ mile walk on footpaths from Brent Knoll village and East Brent. Ebbor Gorge is a ½ mile walk from Wookey Hole village. Crook Peak and Wavering Down are ¾ mile walk from Winscombe and Axbridge. Cheddar Gorge is just on the edge of Cheddar village.Crook Peak, Wavering Down, Cheddar Gorge and Ebbor Gorge are all located on the West Mendip Way, a long-distance footpath that travels through the Mendip Hills from Uphill, near Weston-Super-Mare, to Frome. Ebbor Gorge is also located near the Monarch's Way long-distance footpath, which traces Charles II's journey from Worcester to the South Coast when he escaped to France during the English Civil War

By bus

Brent Knoll: First bus 102, Weston-Super-Mare (passing close to train station) to Bridgewater, alight at Brent Knoll village. Cheddar Gorge: First bus 126, Weston-Super-Mare (passing close to train station) to Wells, alight at Cheddar village (½ mile). Or First bus 668 Street to Bristol, alight at Tweentown, Cheddar (½ mile). Crook Peak and Wavering Down: First bus 126, Weston-Super-Mare (passing close to train station) to Wells, alight at Winscombe.Ebbor Gorge: First bus 670, Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge (passes close train station) to Wells and Wookey Hole, alight Wookey Hole village. Or First bus 126, Weston-Super-Mare (passes close train station) to Wells, alight Easton (1 mile)

By cycle

The Strawberry Line, part of National Cycle Network (NCN) route 26 (from the Somerset coast to the Dorset coast), is an 8 mile traffic-free cycle path through the Mendips along a disused railway line from Yatton to Cheddar. It links Cheddar to King's Wood, near to Crook Peak and Wavering Down. NCN route 3 (Bristol to Land's End in Cornwall) passes within 1 mile of Ebbor Gorge and 2 miles of Cheddar Gorge. From both, quiet lanes link to the NCN

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