CHEDDAR GORGE ADVENTURE - Cancelled due to government travel guidelines
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About the Event
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Cheddar Gorge is England’s version of the “Grand Canyon” and the enchanting, twisting cleft in the Mendip Hills demands exploration. It was voted Britain’s second greatest natural wonder in a Radio Times poll and the country’s oldest skeleton was also found there, as was a popular type of cheese.
Day 1: April 3rd, Friday Evening
Train from London Paddington to Weston Super Mare. Transport to the Youth Hostel from Weston Super Mare station is not included (participants can taxi share) or car share from London
Day 2: April 4th, Saturday
CHEDDAR GORGE HIKE
This is a 6 km route along paths. Several stiles and kissing gates, rough walking in sections and a few steep climbs, with some spectacular views.
THE TOR We return to the hostel, shower, have lunch and then a short hike up to the TOR
We end the day by visiting the UK’s smallest city. Wells is a medieval city nestling on the southern side of the Mendip Hills with the mystic Somerset Levels stretching away to the south and west. Wells gets its name from these springs which can today be found in the gardens of the Bishop’s Palace.
Day 3: April 5th, Sunday
OPTION A – CAVING (10:00 am – 12:30 pm)
If you are up for a physical challenge & seeking the thrill of adventure – this challenge is for you. Experience the excitement of ‘real’ caving deep inside the Mendip Hills, led by a British Caving Association trained Caving Leader.
This is an introduction to Caving. The minimum age is 11 years, the minimum height is 4’8” (142 cm) and the maximum waist size is 40” (101. 6 cm).
Your journey begins at the ‘Black Cat’, a quarter of a mile inside one of Europe’s finest show caves. Then an easy climb to the Mushroom Chamber, crawl into Sand Chamber, lifeline down a 40 ft steel ladder into Boulder Chamber, climb up to the Far Rift, emerge through April fool’s squeeze, clip into a wire traverse, crawl across the top of Boulder Chamber and then over the ‘Bottomless Pit’, before returning through Sand Chamber, to the tourist show cave again.
Provided: helmets, karabiners, caving lights, boiler suits & Wellington (rubber) boots. Suggest you wear your old clothes (e.g. T-shirt & joggers).
OPTION B – GLASTONBURY VISIT (09:30 am – 12:00 pm)
We visit the Abbey & the Town, said to be the final resting place of King Arthur and Lady Guinevere and then a walk around the town
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch in Cheddar or in Glastonbury 14:00 – 15:00 Visit the Cheddar Cheese Company & Cheese Tasting
During our visit we will see the genuine magic of the transformation of how fresh raw milk turns into curds and whey. You’ll have various cheese tastings and can buy some freshly made cheese to take back with you.
15:00 (approx) onwards drive or train back to London
- Two nights’ accommodation in YHA Cheddar
- 2 breakfasts
- Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company visit
- Cheddar Gorge hike
- Visit to Glastonbury Tor & Wells
- All transport to locations: Glastonbury / Wells / Glastonbury Tor
- Caving (£24.95) at the time of booking let us know if you want to do this
- Lunch / dinner
- Entry fee Glastonbury Abbey (£9)
- Transport to Cheddar (Train/car sharing)
Bank Account: 41764527
Sort code: 40 09 25
Reference: Your name / Cheddar