Cheddar Gorge

Blue Sky - Top of Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7116

Blue Sky – Top of Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7116

My final post catching up with the beasts from the east that brought snow to Somerset.

Cheddar Gorge

Somerset’s famous limestone gorge is a great place for a walk.   Last week I walked around the gorge starting at the top.  The pure white snow looked so clean and fresh, like a washing powder advert, constrasting against the limestone walls.

Sky Stone Snow - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_6717

Sky Stone Snow – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_6717

At the top of the Mendip Hills the gorge gradually deepens as you follow a winding road down towards Cheddar.

Top of Cheddar Gorge - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_6803

Top of Cheddar Gorge – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_6803

Rams Cliff - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_6837

Rams Cliff – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_6837

At the top of the gorge, in the most exposed position you could find, is a yew tree.  There is probably nothing this tree does not know about weather.

Yew Tree - Top of Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7132

Yew Tree – Top of Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7132

Finally you reach the classic viewpoint of the gorge overlooking the vertical pinnacles.  Today, in the wind and slippery conditions, I did not fancy going too close to the edge to see the road winding its way far down in the valley.

Cheddar Gorge - Somerset, UK. ID 825_7236

Cheddar Gorge – Somerset, UK. ID 825_7236

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