Stag Walkers Cheddar Gorge Weekend Away

Journey to the source of the world’s greatest cheese: Cheddar!
As well as a cheese, Cheddar is also a gorge, and a village – we shall be staying in or near the latter and walking around the former.

Thursday 4th
Arrive
17:30 Gorge road walk - 3 miles - easy

You don’t need to be fully geared up for this short road walk. This is the opportunity to see the gorge from the bottom up, as far as the Cheddar Cliffs, before returning for dinner close to the mouth of the gorge. If time, we’ll go for a swift half at The White Hart before dinner.
19:30 La Rocca Italian restaurant
21:45 - The White Hart

Friday 5th
10:00 - Rowberrow & Doleburry Warrens, Black Down & Cheddar Gorge - 13 miles Strenuous

Ascent through the woods of Warrens Hill and over to Rowberrow Warren. Scale the ramparts of Dolebury Warren fort, cross Black Down to the trig point at Beacon Batch, then South to Black Rock and the spectacular finale of the walk along the Eastern side of the gorge with Golden Hour sun sparkling on the reservoir in the distance as we descend back into Cheddar. (See picture above).
19:30 Dinner at The Bath Arms

Saturday 6th
10:00 Cheddar, Compton Bishop, Wavering Down & Fry's Hill - 13 miles - moderate
Follow the River Yeo to Compton Bishop, then ascend Crook Peak for panoramic views. Head East along the ridge, past trig point on Wavering Down. At Callow Hill Quarry, we descend Fry's Hill and skirt the reservoir to return.
Late afternoon - an opportunity to buy Cheddar Cheddar in Cheddar?
19:30 Dinner at La Rocca

Sunday 12th
11:00 Go home
11:45 optional visit to nearby Glastonbury Tor for spectacular views if fine weather. 2 miles - moderate.

Booking and further details are on Meetup:
https://www.meetup.com/StagWalkers/events/285042127/

15 spaces available, for paid-up Stag Walkers only. If not fully booked up by May then it may be opened up to other 20s-40s Ramblers too.