Gorge Festival Challenges

Cyclists preparing to set off on the Mendip Murmuration at Cheddar Gorge

There's adventure to suit everyone this summer. Check out challenges for trail running, mountain biking, climbing, caving and water-sports.

We're pleased to be able to offer you a range of adrenaline fuelled activities across the weekend this Summer. All set with the stunning backdrop of Cheddar Gorge. 


The routes run around Cheddar’s jaw-dropping gorge and extend out into the magical Mendip Hills. Parking is at the Top of the Gorge site, close to the start/finish line, where you’ll also find the festival village complete with full facilities, plus excellent food and drink, and entertainment. Everyone who enters a race gains entry to the festival for the day.

Distances include, martathon, half marathon, 10km, 6km, and 3km. For further details and to book visit the Relish Running Races website. 


Bikers of a feather flock together, and the Mendip Murmuration mixed-terrain MTB sportive event is set to prove that, as riders explore a challenging new route around Cheddar’s hills and lanes, and along the sensational singletrack that spiders across beautiful Black Down and flows into the fantastic forest playground of Rowberrow Warren. The main course is 32km (20 miles), but an optional extra loop will take more adventurous riders long an additional 16km (10 miles) of cracking terrain that loops lovely Crook Peak and traces more of the magical Mendip Way. 

For further detals and to book visit the Channel Events website. 

Climbing and caving

Climbing and caving experiences will be brought to us by our partners at Cheddar Gorge and Caves. Further details will be available soon, so keep checking back.