Cheddar Gorge - Black Down - Rowberrow - Cheddar

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From Cheddar climb Jacob's Ladder for the best views, descend to the Velvet Bottom Nature Reserve, climb to the highest point of the Mendips and descend through the trees for lunch. Then follow a wooded valley and return to Cheddar.

England - South West England - Somerset - Mendip Hills


Ancient Monument, Birds, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, National Trust, Nature Trail, Pub, Public Transport, Wildlife, Woodland
23/04/2012 - Lucho Payne

Did this walk 21 April 2012 - very enjoyable. The car park now costs £5 and Jacob's Ladder now costs £5 per person (!). Also, the shop selling the tickets did not open until 10am.

10/06/2011 - Shamim Kazmi-stokes

This is one of my favourite walks that I have done now three times (a fourth tomorrow) and is excellent for training (did this for Great wall of China and Kilimanjaro). The scenery is varied from the small village of Cheddar, high up on the ridge, the higest point of the Mendips (where you see the Bristol channel) and then a lush forest. Be a little careful when you come off the ridge to not go ahead but off to the left. Other than that enjoy!

04/09/2009 - Dave and Sam Asbury

Walked 23/5/09. Started at the carpark NE of wp10 (free). Really enjoyed the walk - except the walk up the gorge (due to close proximity of the cars) If we were to do this walk again - which we probably will at some time - I'd plot to walk on the path seen running roughly parallel with the gorge and south of it. I think this runs along the cliffs. Overall a fine walk.

04/09/2008 - ROGER WOODS

Fantastic walk with all you would expect on the mendips, parked in town a half hour walk away so we had a good warm up before climbing jacobs ladder which is a testing start to any walk !

29/07/2007 - Kathryn Davidson

We enjoyed this walk - views were lovely. Update: The car park now costs £4 per day and entry to Jacob's Ladder is also £4 per head. We found that the pub in Rowberrow was open and serving meals all day Sat and Sun.

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