Outdoor activities

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES in the CHEDDAR AREA

Outdoor Pursuits and related services in the local area. Spoilt for choice!

Cheddar Gorge and Caves – general rocksports

UK Climbing – Cheddar Gorge North – climbing routes

UK Climbing – Cheddar Gorge South – climbing routes

BMC Regional Access Database details for climbing in Cheddar – climbing routes

The Strawberry Line – footpath / cyclepath

Cheddar History Tour - around historic sites in the village

Mendip Outdoor Pursuits – a range of water, land and rock-based activities

Wisewoods – Bushcraft and Survival, Blagdon

Mendip Snowsports – dry ski/toboggan slope, boarding, 4×4, climbing, archery

Aardvark Endeavours – abseil, archery, bushcraft, caving, navigation, kayak/raft, shooting

Openadventure.com cycling events

SDK Outdoor Services – bushcraft, wild camping, hill walking, caving

Sedgemoor Splat – Paintball

Banwell Hawk Walks – falconry

Shipham Riding Stables - horse riding and lessons

Walking in Somerset - walking guides

Chosen Hill Farm, Chew Valley – Pick Your Own Fruit/Veg Farm

Local Fishing Links - Get Hooked

Astronomy – at Charterhouse Observatory

Geocaching (“geocashing“) – a large number of caches are hidden in the Cheddar area. Click here to see a map. Geocaching introGeocaching is a great family activity that helps you explore the great outdoors using a handheld GPS device, and with the prospect of solving puzzles and finding hidden treasure on the way. To find out more about geocaching, visit geocaching.com and also download the PDF leaflet. There is also an online store for geocaching equipment based in Cheddar. And if you click the logo on the left you will also be able to see the free Geocaching app for the iPhone. Why not combine a geocaching trip with something from the Walk for Life walkfinder search?

EVENTS

Mendip Challenge (walking)
Somerset Hills Gran Fondo (Cheddar Challenge) (cycling)
Cheddar Gorge Challenge (running)
Mendip Mashup (orienteering / trailfinding / treasure-hunt)

BEACH DIRECTORY

Beach Location
Details
Approximate driving time from Cheddar
Berrow
Sandy Beach, Dunes (photo)
18 minutes
Burnham-on-Sea
Sandy Beach, Amusements, Refreshments, Donkey Rides (photo)
19 minutes
Weston-Super-Mare
Sandy Beach, Amusements, Pier, Refreshments, Donkey Rides (photo)
20 minutes
Brean
Sandy Beach, Dunes (photo)
23 minutes
Sand Bay
Sandy Beach (photo)
30 minutes
Steart
Pebble Beach, Bird Watching on Mudflats (photo)
42 minutes
Kilve
Pebble Beach, Fossils (photo)
49 minutes
Blue Anchor Bay
Pebble Beach, Refreshments
66 minutes
Stolford
Pebble Beach, Bird Watching on Mudflats/Mud Fisherman (photo)
67 minutes
Dunster
Sandy Beach, Refreshments (photo)
68 minutes
Minehead
Sandy Beach, Amusements, Refreshments (photo)
71 minutes
Lyme Regis
Sandy Beach, Watersports, Jurassic Coast (photo)
83 minutes

SWIMMING (INDOOR)

Burnham Pool
01278 785909

WALKING

Hill walking areas
Blackdown Hills, Exmoor, Macmillan Way West, Mendip, Polden and Quantock Hills, West Mendip Way
Coastal and flat walking areas
Brean Down, South West Coast Path, Somerset Levels, Peat Moors
River / canal walks
Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, River Parrett Trail

CYCLING

Bikely.com cycle trails around Cheddar

Other Cycling Locations
Cycle Hire
Cycle Guides
Bridgwater & Taunton
Canal
Cheddar Cycle Store
Bristol to Bath Railway Path
www.sustrans.co.uk
Bristol to Bath Railway
Path
Bath & Dundass Canal Co., Bath
www.bathcanal.com
Exmoor Visitor Centre Dunster
01643 821835
Cotswold Way
Blue Bell Cycle Hire
01278 722123
Kennet & AvonCanal Trust
www.katrust.org
Peat Moors
Cannington Countryside Visitors Centre
01278 655007
Sedgemoor Cycle Guide www.sedgemoor.gov.uk
Quantock Hills
Kennet and Avon Towpath Trail
www.towpathtrail.co.uk
Somerset Levels
Exmoor / Quantock bike hire
www.exmooradventures.co.uk
West Country Way