GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cheddar Reservoir

2 miles (3.4 km)

Follow the waterside path around this reservoir on this easy circular walk in Somerset. There is a good footpath running around the perimeter with parking available at the south eastern end. It's a lovely spot with sailboats on the water and beautiful countryside and woodland surrounding the water. It's about two miles around the reservoir so it makes for a nice afternoon stroll.
It's easy to extend your walking in the area with the spectacular Cheddar Gorge and the delightful Strawberry Line route nearby.
Just to the west of the reservoir you can climb across Wavering Down on the West Mendip Way and visit the beautiful Crook Peak. From here you can enjoy wonderful views towards the coast and into Wales.


BS27 3DR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Cheddar Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cheddar Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


After your exercise head to the White Hart in Cheddar for some well earned refreshments (Postcode:BS27 3QN). Here you can enjoy a ploughman's lunch and a decent pint of Cheddar Ale in the nice beer garden.
There's also the popular Lion Rock Tea Rooms. Nestled in the heart of Cheddar Gorge in one of the oldest, most photographed and documented buildings beneath the World Famous Lion Rock. You can find it on the Cliffs Road at postcodeBS27 3QE.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The circular Priddy Walk starts from the interesting village, just to the south east of the reservoir. It visits the wonderful Ebbor Gorge and a series of other local highlights including the ancient Priddy Nine Barrows, the Priddy Mineries Nature Reserve and Wookey Hole. There's also a fine 19th century village inn for some post walk refreshment.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Mendip Hills Walks, Somerset Walks page.


Cheddar Reservoir

Cheddar Reservoir

Cheddar village and reservoir

Cheddar village and reservoir



Cheddar Reservoir, Intake Tower. - panoramio


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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