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Dramatic Scenery near Bath

The village of Cheddar is located 25 miles south-west of Bath. It is famous for cheese (this is where Cheddar Cheese was invented), caves (in one of these they found the Cheddar Man - a 10,000 year old skeleton) and the Cheddar Gorge - my favourite scenery in the area. At 3 miles long, the gorge is England's largest gorge. It was formed thousands of years ago when melting glaciers from the last Ice Age formed a river which bore its way through the landscape creating the gorge. Today a road runs through the gorge allowing you to marvel at the dramatic cliffs. If you are feeling energetic you can climb to the top of the cliffs to get fantastic views of the gorge and the surrounding area. You may see the wild sheep and goats that live on the gorge and on weekends you may see thrill-seekers enjoying some rock-climbing! Last Sunday I ventured out on my bicycle to get you some footage of the drive through the gorge which you can see in the clip above. I hope you like it! Cheddar and its gorge can easily be visited on a day-trip from Bath and can be combined with visits to Glastonbury which is renowned for its King Arthur and Christian legends and to the charming city of Wells where you can see a magnificent 13th century cathedral and one of the oldest clocks in the world. Check out my Wells and Cheddar tour here for more information and if you would like me to customise a tour for you just let me know.

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