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Cheddar & Ebbor Gorge Hiking Weekend
March 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - March 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm£119.00
Organisers: Richie & Rick
Where: YHA Cheddar Barton, Hillfield, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3HN
When: 24 March – 26 March 2017 (Fri-Sun)
Cost: £119.00 (includes 2 nights’ accommodation and the guided walks)
We will depart from London on Friday evening and head for our accommodation at YHA Cheddar Barton in Somerset. Cheddar Gorge is an adventure playground for all, and this annex of a modernised Victorian house sits in the village below the dramatic gorge that has the highest limestone cliffs in England.
If you need transport for this weekend we can organise this for those who need it, details of this option will be announced nearer the time (please indicate this as a requirement when booking your ticket). You are welcome to make your own way to the accommodation if you prefer.
We have sole use of the accommodation, with full self-catering facilities available. The location is also ideal for the places we will visit during the trip. All bed linen is provided, but please bring a towel and toiletries.
You will need to bring your own food for breakfast and packed lunches. On Saturday evening we can either eat out as a group at a local pub or restaurant in Cheddar village, or self-cater at the accommodation.
During Saturday and Sunday we will hike the gorge and the local area:
- On Saturday, we walk from the front door of our accommodation and the route is based around Cheddar Gorge – at almost 400ft (122m) deep and 3 miles (4.8km) long, this is England’s largest gorge, and with its weathered crags and pinnacles, one of our most spectacular natural sights – our route returns via the village and tourist shops of Cheddar. Our route is approximately 20Km. We plan to return to the village and our accommodation in time for showers and then dinner.
- Options on Sunday of 2 or 3 different walks based around either: Chew Valley Lake – the largest reservoir in SW UK – a designated a Site of Specific Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Protection Area (SPA) with brilliant views and scenery; or the famous Wookey Hole (with its dramatic caves) and Ebbor Gorge (including using part of the West Mendip Way) – these are a designated Site of Specific Scientific Interest (SSSI) and National Nature Reserve (NNR). These are both approximately13-14Km – so we plan to be back into London at about 6-7pm on Sunday.