Wookey Hole - Priddy - Ebbor Gorge

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From Wookey Hole, climb the side of the Mendips (with great views across the Somerset Levels) to Priddy pool and Nine Barrows.

After a pub lunch return through the beautiful Ebbor Gorge. This walk has an amazing range of features - great views, open fields, woodland, a SSSI and a Nature Reserve, ancient mine workings and prehistoric tumuli - and a descent of a beautiful, narrow limestone gorge.

England - South West England - Somerset - Mendip Hills


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Lake/Loch, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
7/5/2023 - Michael Corfield

We did this walk in July 2023 and enjoyed it. However, it really could do with being updated! As the route takes well used paths, navigation was reasonably straightforward despite many of the landmarks/features having disappeared. Sections most in need of updating : 3 - no sign of any bowling green and you don't see the Pirates Park until you are well up School Hill 10 - Turning left on reaching the barrows seems wrong when you follow your progress on the Walking World app because you are no longer on a public footpath. This increased our difficulty in finding the exit unto the road - enhanced due to us being in a field of frisky cows with a dog! It would be helpful to have a waypoint marked at this kissing gate exit. 12 The New Inn closed down over three years ago ! The Queen Victoria however is still open and is a lovely old pub with great staff. 15 The section that drops down steeply is no longer difficult thanks to the installation of many steps

4/17/2011 - David Jackson

Did this walk today and stopped for lunch at the New Inn. The service was truly dreadful, inattentive bar staff, slow food delivery even though the place was not even half full, and the landlord needed a calculator to divide by two when we paid. Strongly recommend going to the Queen Victoria instead.

2/13/2011 - Walkingworld Administrator

Many thanks to Roy Davenport for his updates for this walk, February 2011. Adrian (Admin)

8/12/2010 - Pete Steele

This walk was glorious with fantastic views. I found some of the directions a little loose in places which made it all the more interesting to look around and view the scenery. That said, well worth it, highly recommended. The 'New Inn' was very accommodating and friendly.

8/10/2010 - Sarah Lister

Loved this walk; followed a dry spell so no problems with mud. Came across 4 herds of cows which were fine but we gave a wide berth as we had 2 dogs. Oh...and the New Inn has its own delicious cider!

1/25/2009 - Stephen Harvey

Completed this enjoyable walk with my sister. Agree about the mud especially out of the nature reserve. Horses ignored us. One minor correction in Wookey Hole, the road is School Hill not Lane as described.

12/30/2007 - Alan Every

I think the horses liked us :-) We did this as a winter run in training for the cross country season. Was very muddy in places, but that made it good fun and a challenge. All directions were spot on, which helped as we were moving quickly and didn't want to keep reading the map. Great scenery and I think we'll go back and do this one again, maybe in the opposite direction.

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