GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Rowberrow Warren

3 miles (5.5 km)

Enjoy miles of mountain bike trails and walking trails in these woods near Cheddar. You can start from the village of Rowberrow, just north of Shipham. Just head east from the village and you can pick up the bridleways and tracks through the woods. It's an attractive area with shady clearings, streams and interesting flora and fauna to look out for.
The woods are crossed by two long distance footpaths. In the northern end of the woods you can pick up the Limestone Link and follow it to Dolebury Warren and Burrington Combe, where there are more good mtb trails. The climb to Beacon Batch on Black Down hill starts from the car park here. The hill is the highest point in the Mendip Hills and provides great views over the lovely Blagdon Lake. The West Mendip Way also passes along the southern end of the site. You can pick this up to head to Shipham.
See the video below for an example of the mtb trails you'll find in the woods.


BS25 1QX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Rowberrow Warren OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Rowberrow Warren 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.

Dog Walking

As you'd imagine the woodland trails are great for dog walking so you'll probably see other owners on a fine weekend day.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Rowberrow Warren - - 91766

A dog approaches the entrance to the woods in the summer of 2001. The woods are part of the Mendip Forest, planted in the 1950's

Near Tyning's Farm, looking North West - - 65844

Near Tyning's Farm, looking North West. Near Tyning's Farm, looking North West towards the managed woodland in Rowberrow Warren

In Rowberrow Bottom, Shipham, Mendips - - 996791

Footpath along a little stream in Rowberrow Bottom, Shipham, Mendips

Bridlepath towards Langford - - 1038510

Bridlepath towards Langford. The muddy bridlepaths of Rowberrow Warren criss-cross this large 1950's forest. The area is good for horse riding, cycling (downhill that is when it's not too muddy) and walking.

Black Down - - 2558979

Black Down. Countryside view over Black down on the eastern side of the woods. Shown on a lovely summer day.

Rowberrow Bottom - - 1070064

Rowberrow Bottom. Where the West Mendip Way coming from Shipham enters the woodland.

Three off the leash on the Limestone Link (17) - - 3143294

Three off the leash on the Limestone Link. Mountain biker on the limestone link path at the northern end of the site.

Eastern edge of Dolebury Warren - - 91534

Eastern edge of Dolebury Warren. The trails skirt the edge of Dolebury Warren on the northern side of the woods.


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

Rowberrow Warren.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)