Opening times for 21 February 2024
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Steep paths. Cliffs may be difficult to access for those with limited mobility. Dogs welcome. Pay and display car parks located along the high street (not National Trust).
8 miles north-west of Wells, signposted from the M5, A371 Axbridge to Wells road and A38 Burnham to Bristol road
Closest train station: Weston super Mare.
Catch bus 668 to Cheddar village from Street via Glastonbury and Wedmore.
Cheddar Gorge is a one pawprint rated place. Find out more about exploring the Gorge Walk and enjoying memorable views of this unique landscape with your dog.
At almost 400 feet deep and 3 miles long, this is England’s largest gorge and spectacular landscapes.
Discover the heights of England’s largest gorge. Head out for a walk, take in the views and spot wildlife including Cheddar Gorge’s famous feral goats.
Cheddar Gorge is one of England's most iconic and spectacular landscapes. We are really proud to own the north side of this spectacular gorge and we hope that you will enjoy exploring it in a way that suits you.
At almost 400 feet deep and three miles long, this is England’s largest gorge, and with its weathered crags and pinnacles, one of our most spectacular natural sights. The gorge would have begun forming about one million years ago during the last Ice Age when water from melting glaciers formed a river, which over time started to carve into the limestone rock creating the steep cliffs you see today. The Cheddar Yeo River gradually made its way underground, creating the famous Cheddar Caves.
Please be aware that the National Trust do not own the caves at Cheddar Gorge or any of the car parking.
Explore how a team of rangers and volunteers – and a few sheep and goats – carry out ongoing conservation work to care for Cheddar Gorge.
Ash dieback is a devastating disease threatening veteran trees and woodlands in north and west Somerset.