GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Mendip Hills Cycle Route

36 miles (58 km)

This long circular route uses signed Sustrans cycle routes to explore the Mendip Hills AONB in Somerset.
You'll follow country lanes along National Cycle Route 1, National Cycle Route 26 and National Cycle Route 3 as you make your way through this lovely area.
Route highlights include the traffic free section along the expansive Chew Valley Lake at the northern end of the ride. Near here there's also a visit to Blagdon Lake before following a bridle path past the viewpoint at Beacon Batch to Cheddar Reservoir where you'll find another off road section of the National Cycle Network.
The route also passes very close to the Ebbor Gorge and the famous Cheddar Gorge where there are some wonderful rock formations and spectacular views.
The route starts and ends in the cathedral city of Wells, though as a circular ride you could start anywhere along the route. It runs for about 36 miles with some moderate climbs on the way. As such it could be completed in a day.

Cycle Routes in the Mendip Hills

Mendip Hills OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Mendip Hills Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Wells Cathedral - - 2433701

Wells Cathedral

Wookey Hole paper mill - - 1883003

Wookey Hole paper mill

2012 , Northern end of Chew Valley Lake - - 3107126

Northern end of Chew Valley Lake

Bracken below Beacon Batch - - 2559524

Bracken below Beacon Batch



Blagdon Lake - - 162078

Blagdon Lake

View from Cheddar Gorge (1152750748)

View from Cheddar Gorge (1152750748)

Near Ebbor Gorge looking South West across Easton - - 65879

Near Ebbor Gorge looking South West across Easton

GPS Files

GPX File

Mendip Hills.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)