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Cheddar Reservoir

LOCALITY: Cheddar, Somerset
DISTANCE: 1.5 miles (2.41 km)
FACILITIES: Circular route, Parking, Suitable for wheelchairs

GRADIENT: Mostly flat
TERRAIN: Easy
OS MAP: Cheddar Gorge & Mendip Hills West

Walk description:

From Wells drive along the A371 towards Cheddar. Drive through Cheddar and head towards Axbridge. Take the turning to Axbridge and you will see a yellow sign on your left saying Cheddar reservoir works access.

Turn left here down towards the Bristol Corinthians Yacht Club. You will come to a metal gate, and parking is to the right of this.

The entrance to the Reservoir is through a kissing gate by the gate, unless you have a radar key. Once through the gate there is a short slope before you get to the circular walk around the Reservoir.

Once at the top of the slope you can either go left or right. keep walking until you come back to where you started. The walk take about an hour and you have to go through two gates.

The walk is flat and goes around the Reservoir

The path is solid made up of a solid path, small gravel and grass.


Additional notes:

There are eating and toilet facilities in Cheddar and axbridge.

When you go through Cheddar towards Wells there is a garden centre that has a very pleasant cafe.


02/11/2007 | Walk posted by cathy nettley

Walks With Buggies User Reviews

Lovely Walk!
22/01/2013 | Reviewed by Admin Team
This was a lovely walk around the reservoir. The terrain was tarmac and gravel and my standard pushchair had
no trouble with this at all. There is plenty of wildlife to see both on the lake and in the surrounding
fields. Well worth the travel!