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There's plenty to keep you busy between your big adventures at Top of the Gorge Festival. Have a go at axe-throwing, take it steady on a guided walk or with kid-friendly crafts, or listen to live music and inspirational speakers. Whatever you choose, it's included as part of your festival weekend.

The summer of 2018 welcomes a brand new festival to the top Cheddar Gorge. It's your chance to challenge yourself with some outdoor action. Relax with live music, enjoy local food and try something new all atop the UK's largest gorge.

Have a go at outdoor yoga to ease you into the day. Then why not go wild on a huge climbing wall or with free activities to join in with including, craft, 50 things and fun competitive sports?



Julie Hanson

As the Trust’s resident barefoot walking expert, Julie has led some popular walks at our events. We were pleased to welcome her to the first South West Outdoor Festival, this year she’ll be joining the first Top of the Gorge festival to lead walks, will you take on the barefoot challenge?

Adrian Boots

Join Adrian on a forage during Saturday of the festival, he will lead his popular wild-food forage. Adrian, will also lead a guided walk where you can pick up plenty of hints and tips. 

Craft Invaders

Join Sarah, aka Craft Invaders, as she leads fun craft sessions across the weekend including her popular campfire baking sessions. Sarah is also one of the Ordnance Survey Get Outside champions 2018.

Space Detectives 

We are pleased to welcome Jo Richardson, who joined us at last year’s South West Outdoor Festival. Jo will be leading fascinating talks and leading stargazing sessions on Friday and Saturday night. She will also be joined by Bath astronomers and Wells and Mendip astronomers.