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Burrington Combe to Cheddar Gorge Caving and Hiking Day Tour from Bristol
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How can you fault nature......

Beautiful location. Provides a lovely walk. Easy to access, parking and an ince cream van in the summer. No frills in terms of a location but then when did nature have to... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016

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7 reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Beautiful location. Provides a lovely walk. Easy to access, parking and an ince cream van in the summer. No frills in terms of a location but then when did nature have to provide fake thrills!

Thank LAlinds
Bath, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Great walking country with fantastic views of the Mendip Hills. Gentle walks with good paths though muddy at this time of the year. On a good day you could see the Severn Estuary and hints of Welsh mountains in the distance. Good car parking.

Thank jessicacK575OC
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Burrington Combe is a Carboniferous Limestone gorge near the village of Burrington, on the north side of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Augustus Toplady rested here beneath the rock and was inspired to compose the hymn Rock of Ages! A wonderful rock, pretty village, and a must-see!

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

It's very close to Cheddar Gorge, but smaller and without the hoo-ha! Just as beautiful in it own way and, for me, very interesting because of the cleft in the rock which inspired the old hymn 'Rock of Ages'. It's fairly easy to miss this particular rock, so look out for a car park on the right hand side as... More 

1 Thank Geoff L
Bristol, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

This is the place where I took my first underground caving trip back in 1974 and was the start of a life-long love of caves. There are over 20 in this area and a big one - Aveline's Hole which you can walk into on the first sharp bend in the road, but if you're not into that sort of... More 

Thank Richard_Feynman
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 8 May 2016

Burrington combe lives in the shadow of it's bigger cousin at Cheddar but has it's own merits of being very natural and without the commercial enterprises. Some lovely walks from here and a chance to go "proper" caving at Goat Church for the more adventurous

Thank gavinbath
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

If you want to see a slightly smaller version of Cheddar Gorge drive to here.Look out for the rock on the left going down with the cleft in it which inspired the hymn Rock of Ages when a gentleman of the cloth got caught in a storm and sheltered within. There is a plaque on it.

Thank denerik2015
Bristol, United Kingdom
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381 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

This is a gorge with a lovely walk up on top.You can start from the bottom and walk up to the top through the village or drive to the top and park and choose either to walk over the top to the village or the path to rickford.You may want to cross the road and walk up on top to... More 

Thank Jennifer M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

Great walking and exploring to be had , Close to Black downs, and Dolby Warren , and good base for many walks.

Thank Jon M
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Burrington Combe is as far from Cheddar Gorge as rural Cornwall is from Blackpool. Once off the road, by taking a right once past the Rock of Ages, you are in a very peaceful woodland area. The terrain can be a little steep but plenty of places to rest and admire the limestone landscape. If you are into geocaching there... More 

Thank andyandkaths

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