Cheddar Walking – officially launched
The official launch of Cheddar Walking took place Friday 4th September outside the National Trust shop and Tourist Information Centre in Cheddar Gorge. Following speeches from Huw Robson Cheddar Walking Chairman, Sam Philips Chairman Walkers are Welcome, Cllr Ian Dyer Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council and James Heappey MP, BBC Somerset’s Emma Britton (See photo)cut the rope that was hung with walking boots across Cufic Lane.
Guests and local supporters then enjoyed drinks and cheese supplied by The Original Cheese Company, Cheddar Ales and Cheddar Spring Water before setting off on a short walk up Cufic Lane for views of the Gorge.
The following day 20 visitors and local residents enjoyed a guided walk of Cheddar Gorge led by Ian Clemmett National Trust Ranger.
This walk and six other local walks are now available to download from the Cheddar Walking web site with others to be added over the next few months.The Cheddar Walking Steering Group is also working with the Mendip Ramblers to plan a walking festival in 2016.
Cheddar Walking is the name for the Cheddar ‘Walkers are Welcome’. Having gained significant support from local traders and community, the WAW accreditation will encourage tourists with a particular interest in walking to visit the area.
Walkers are Welcome stickers are displayed in the windows of Cheddar businesses who are supportive of the initiative and provide facilities and or information for walkers.
For a list of the businesses and for further information visit Cheddar Walking or email Cheddar Walking