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Cheddar Reservoir and Strawberry Line (Easy)
- Map - Explorer 141 Cheddar Gorge & Mendip Hills West
- Distance - Various easy circular or linear walks.
- Stiles - None
- Date walked - 12th and 14th May 2015
Lottie recently enjoyed a short break to Cheddar, Somerset. She did lots of walks some of them were up into the Mendip Hills but here are a couple of low level easy walks that start on the South West side of Cheddar village.
Walk one starts from the car park at Cheddar Reservoir and is about 2 miles long. It is on a flat gravelled surface. It is basically a circulation of the reservoir, we went anti clockwise but you can go either way round. Lottie was off the lead for half the walk but put back on for the second half because there were sheep grazing. We saw lots of birds including a couple of herons. There are plenty of dog poop bins around the reservoir.
Walk two is along part of The Strawberry Line, a quiet and scenic old railway trackbed. The walk from Cheddar to Axbridge and back is about 4 miles in total. You can start on foot from either Cheddar village at the Cheddar Cycle Store or if you park at the reservoir walk back a short way along Sharpham Road to Five Ways bridge and just before the bridge bear left down to the old railway line. We walked the section from Cheddar to Winscombe Hill (including the Shute Shelve tunnel) as part of a longer walk. The old railway line is a fabulous way to see the countryside around this area and to find out about the railway heritage. Lottie was off lead for much of the walk and again there are dog poop bins along the way.
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