What to do in Cheddar

Discover The Outdoor Capital of the South West

Activities in Cheddar

Walking in Cheddar. Cycle Routes around Cheddar Gorge and The Strawberry Line. Activities to make your time in Cheddar memorable. Places to Stay. Where to eat.
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Enjoy Cheddar Gorge

"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order."

John Burroughs

“Time spent amongst trees is never time wasted.”

Katrina Mayer

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

Albert Einstein

“As soon as I saw you, I knew adventure was going to happen.”

Winnie the Pooh

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”

John Muir

“Choose only one master - nature.”


“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”

Amelia Earhart

“Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.”

Jaime Lyn

“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”

Sir Edmund Hillary

Explore the village

Cheddar is famous for its awe-inspiring natural gorge and its mouth-watering cheese, but there is so much more to this enchanting Somerset village just waiting for you to explore. There are caves, cliffs, cottages and cafes as well as waterside walks and wonderful wildlife.


Upcoming Events

Regular events include the Arts trail on the May Day bank holiday weekend, the Top of the Gorge Festival in mid-June, the Food & Drink Festival on the second Sunday in September, and Festive Night on the first Friday in December.

Information Centre

The Cheddar Visitor Information Centre features a wealth of information, maps, and guides that are sure to satisfy the most ardent visitors, whether they are interested in a gentle stroll visiting gift shops and cafés, the natural beauty, geology, and history of the area, or challenging themselves via the multitude of adventurous activities that the area has to offer, including walking caving, cycling and climbing to name but a few.

Extraordinary Experiences

Nestling at the foot of the stunning Mendip Hills, Cheddar has been a welcoming place for visitors since the earliest times. Renown for the amazing gorge, the village features some fine buildings and many great independent cafés, restaurants, shops and pubs, and the small medieval market town of Axbridge is only a 30 minute walk away.

Today Cheddar is a haven for anyone who enjoys both natural beauty and outdoor adventure while also being conscious of the need to look after the natural environment.

Our Core Values

  • Responsible enjoyment of the natural environment.

  • The conservation of the earth’s resources and the protection of wildlife habitats.

  • Access for all – facilities and support for people of all abilities.

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