Hiking and Walking

Cheddar is world famous for its cheese and stunning gorge, but many visitors are unaware of the rich diversity of landscape and walking country we have here. Through the Walkers are Welcome scheme, Cheddar Walking promotes Cheddar as a walker-friendly destination offering a number of walking routes of varying grades, starting from the village centre.

The most popular walks in the Cheddar area are:

Historic Cheddar Village Walk - This is a circular walk and links the centre of the historic village of Cheddar with Cheddar Gorge.
Level: Easy Time: up to 2 Hours - Download Map

Gorge Circular Walk - Iconic Cheddar Gorge walk with magnificent views of the gorge and beyond.
Level: Hard in places, Time: 2-3 Hours Download Map

Strawberry Line Walk - A long but gentle walk on the old railway line that cuts through the Mendip Hills from Cheddar to Axbridge and on to Winscombe
Level: Easy but long Time: 2-4 Hours Download Map

Visit Cheddar Walking for more information and a great selection of planned routes.

Have a nice time in Cheddar

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.