Animals and Nature


Cheddar Gorge, National Trust

The Cliffs, BS27 3QE, Cheddar


Discover the heights of Somerset's famous Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge, National Trust

Cheddar Gorge is one of England's most iconic and spectacular landscapes. We are really proud to own the north side of this spectacular gorge and we hope that you will enjoy exploring it in a way that suits you.

At almost 400 feet deep and three miles long, this is England’s largest gorge, and with its weathered crags and pinnacles, one of our most spectacular natural sights. The gorge would have begun forming about one million years ago during the last Ice Age when water from melting glaciers formed a river, which over time started to carve into the limestone rock creating the steep cliffs you see today. The Cheddar Yeo River gradually made its way underground, creating the famous Cheddar Caves.

Please be aware that the National Trust do not own the caves at Cheddar Gorge or any of the car parking. 


  • Steep paths
  • Cliffs may be difficult to access for those with limited mobility
  • The new information point is wheelchair friendly

Road Directions

By road
8 miles north-west of Wells, signposted from the M5, A371 Axbridge to Wells road and A38 Burnham to Bristol road

Public Transport Directions

By train
Closest train station: Weston super Mare. Catch bus 126 from Weston super Mare to Cheddar village.

By bus
Catch bus 126 from Weston super Mare to Cheddar village.


Cheddar Gorge, National Trust
The Cliffs
BS27 3QE

T: 01934744689


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