Things to do
in the area

Owley Woods and Cheddar are surrounded by a fantastic selection of different activities so if you are looking to brush up some old skills or try something new you really are spoilt for choice – what to do first is the hardest decision!

Something for everyone...

Adventures

Walking, cycling, caving, climbing, abseiling, clay pigeon shooting, golf, (and crazy golf), fishing, paddle boarding, windsurfing and kayaking are all available within 15 minutes drive of Owley Woods.

Take a stroll

Just 15 minutes’ walk away along scenic footpaths is pretty Cheddar Village and its quaint shops, cafés and pubs. Follow the river which runs through the village and stop for a coffee in one of the picturesque tea rooms.

Shopping

The many independent shops include an open all year Christmas Shop, a Dog Bakery, Cheddar Fudge, 100 Flavours of Ice Cream Shop, Local Souvenirs and of course Cheddar Cheese.

Cheddar gorge

Cheddar Gorge is Britain’s largest gorge at over 450ft deep and 3miles long. Follow the winding road through the gorge or take the National Trust walk and see it from above, spectacular from both viewpoints. Formed during the last Ice Age, Cheddar Gorge has many hidden secrets including the famous Cheddar Man, the oldest complete human skeleton. A famous tourist attraction the Gorge attracts about 500,000 visitors per year and offers the opportunity to discover some of Somersets rarest and most celebrated wildlife.

Thanks to
Lion Rock Tearooms
for the image

Local
Deli

Where to try first! So many gorgeous places to enjoy lovely food whilst taking in the views, and a choice of seven pubs who cater for every taste.


The Gorge is full of fantastic cafes and restaurants and we would encourage you to try a different one each day and, don’t forget to leave room for a delicious cream tea.


There is also a takeaway from every corner of the globe from Pizza to Chinese, Indian to Thai and Italian to the award-winning British Chippy (some of whom deliver to site if you are feeling lazy)


If you need supplies Cheddar has a local deli, butcher and baker as well as a small Sainsburys and Tesco Express all within walking distance. Larger supermarkets can be found in Wells (20 mins drive) or Weston Super Mare (25 mins drive)

Thanks to
Lion Rock Tearooms
for the image

Local
Deli

Where to try first! So many gorgeous places to enjoy lovely food whilst taking in the views, and a choice of seven pubs who cater for every taste.


The Gorge is full of fantastic cafes and restaurants and we would encourage you to try a different one each day and, don’t forget to leave room for a delicious cream tea.


There is also a takeaway from every corner of the globe from Pizza to Chinese, Indian to Thai and Italian to the award-winning British Chippy (some of whom deliver to site if you are feeling lazy)


If you need supplies Cheddar has a local deli, butcher and baker as well as a small Sainsburys and Tesco Express all within walking distance. Larger supermarkets can be found in Wells (20 mins drive) or Weston Super Mare (25 mins drive)

Local
Wildlife

Cheddar Gorge is full of wildlife including endangered Greater and Lesser Horseshoe bats that roost in the caves and can often be seen at dusk as they leave to feed.  Peregrine Falcons, Buzzards, Kestrel and Ravens also reside in the Gorge and super-cute dormice live in the hazel and oak coppices around Owley

Feral Goats and rare Soay sheep both live on the Gorge  and are so nimble they can often be seen clinging to the cliff edges as they feed.

Local
Wildlife

Cheddar Gorge is full of wildlife including endangered Greater and Lesser Horseshoe bats that roost in the caves and can often be seen at dusk as they leave to feed.  Peregrine Falcons, Buzzards, Kestrel and Ravens also reside in the Gorge and super-cute dormice live in the hazel and oak coppices around Owley

Feral Goats and rare Soay sheep both live on the Gorge  and are so nimble they can often be seen clinging to the cliff edges as they feed.

Bath Royal Crescent -
As seen in 'Bridgerton'!!

Explore
the area

Within 20 minutes’ drive, Wells is the smallest city in England with a magnificent cathedral and the unique moated Bishops Palace with a twice weekly farmers’ market.

Take a trip out and visit Wookey Hole Caves, Brean Down, Glastonbury Tor and the quirky shops of Glastonbury Town, Clarks Shopping Village in Street, for Outlet Shopping or visit the beach at Weston Super Mare or Burnham.

Bristol and the historic City of Bath are both an easy drive away, or visit the Lions of Longleat, about an hour’s drive from Owley

Bath Royal Crescent -
As seen in 'Bridgerton'!!

Explore
the area

Within 20 minutes’ drive, Wells is the smallest city in England with a magnificent cathedral and the unique moated Bishops Palace with a twice weekly farmers’ market

Take a trip out and visit Wookey Hole Caves, Brean Down, Glastonbury Tor and the quirky shops of Glastonbury Town, Clarks Shopping Village in Street, for Outlet Shopping or visit the beach at Weston Super Mare or Burnham.

Bristol and the historic City of Bath are both an easy drive away, or visit the Lions of Longleat, about an hour’s drive from Owley

Cheddar
Specialities

Cheddar is famous for its world-renowned Cheese and you can still watch the only ‘Cheddar made in Cheddar’ being made first-hand or see Cave-Aged Cheddar being matured in one of the caves. As you would expect, there is also some of the finest Somerset Cider, made and sold in the village, but first-timers beware, this stuff is very strong……

Cheddar is also well known for the sweetest Cheddar Strawberries which are sold by local farmers in roadside stalls, people travel for miles to buy them so try them and see for yourself! 

Fact Time – for many years, Owley was a ‘Pick-Your-Own’ Strawberry Farm

Cheddar
Specialities

Cheddar is famous for its world-renowned Cheese and you can still watch the only ‘Cheddar made in Cheddar’ being made first-hand or see Cave-Aged Cheddar being matured in one of the caves. As you would expect, there is also some of the finest Somerset Cider, made and sold in the village, but first-timers beware, this stuff is very strong……

Cheddar is also well known for the sweetest Cheddar Strawberries which are sold by local farmers in roadside stalls, people travel for miles to buy them so try them and see for yourself! 

Fact Time – for many years, Owley was a ‘Pick-Your-Own’ Strawberry Farm

ADVENTURES

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Walks

Cycling

Caving, Climbing, Abseiling

Clay Pigeon Shooting

take a stroll

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Some of Cheddars Local Pubs and Restaurants

Local Cafes

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