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[May 20, 2017] Meeting cheddar gorge (Cheddar gorge)


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So been a while guys, but as the weather is picking up I'm arranging a meet for a social/drive and some food drink after at a local pub in the heart of cheddar

I hope a lot of people can make it to the event so it's a good turn out. We will all meet up at

Sedgemoor Motorway Services Area, Weston-super-Mare BS24 0JL at 11am

Grab a coffe and then head for a drive through the roads,

Starting on the B3135 just east of Cheddar, 14 glorious milues of Somerset countryside lie between you and your destination at Ashwick.

Heading east along Cliff Road, you’ll pass through Priddy before travelling along Plummer’s Loan.

After you cross the Old Bristol Road, take the right fork at the next Y junction before crossing the Bristol Road then the Bath Road. Continuing along Roemead Road, you’ll cross the A37 before travelling along Pound Loan to reach Ashwick.

The route can be divided into three main sections.

Section One

The first section leaving Cheddar is the most demanding. The scenery is stunning with massive cliff faces on either side of the road.

It’s also full of tight, twisty sections where the route has been dictated by the geography of the gorge.

Placement of your car through the corners is vital and as there are few overtaking opportunities agility is more valuable than outright power.

As a result, total concentration is required for the first section.

Section Two

After four miles or so you’ll exit the gorge and begin the second section. Rocks are replaced by trees and the tight turns loosen up, turning hairpins into long sweeping bends.

Section Three

The final section provides a few miles of long straights and gentle gradient changes making for a quick conclusion to this short route.

At times the road can get busy, so watch out for buses, tourists, farm vehicles and sheep.

But having said that, the drive is well balanced. The first half is normally busier. It has few overtaking chances, but that doesn’t matter as you’ll be fully occupied negotiating the gorge and staying on the road.

And as the road opens you can easily overtake any slower traffic.

The B3135 is a tasty road in more ways than one

And at the end of your journey you can pop into the Oakhill Inn for refreshments.

Stopping for pictures along the way and a break if need be. Then heading to the oak hill country pub to finish off for more photos, drinks and food.

Fosse Rd, Oakhill, Radstock BA3 5HU

Any questions pm me thanks Stacky