Ebbor Gorge
Ebbor Gorge
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jsremote
Wells, UK12 contributions
Feb 2020
Ebro Gorge is a very easy walk but with a little bit that would challenge anyone not fully able to scramble up rocks and a steep waterfall section which is wet in winter but otherwise dry. Approaching through pleasing woodlands this is a wonderful natural unspoilt landscape.

Once reaching the gorge itself be prepared to walk up some moderate hilly sections, passing several caves on each side which were once home to cave dwellers from pre historical times. Amazing that evidence of habitation has been found here And that these can be seen in Wells museum.

The walk is spectacular and secluded. Once through the gorge the panoramic views over the valley are rewarding but if you havchildren take care because there are precipitous cliff edges and tempting boulders near the cliff edge.

Altogether a great walk which takes about an hour or so with plenty of atmospherics. You need decent foot ware and the ability to navigate some tricky sections but in the main it's not too challenging.
Written March 16, 2020
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A Midlife Adventure
Dursley, UK911 contributions
Jun 2021
We ate a lovely lunch at The Wookey Hole Inn before embarking on a circular walk of the gorge which we found on the Discovering Britain website.
It was a gentle start up through the woods before the climb up the rocky gorge itself. The walk offers you an alternative if you feel the climb is not for you.
having made it to the top we eventually emerged out on the escarpment where the view is spectacular. Blessed with a clear day we could see Glastonbury Tor and much more besides.
Following the walking instructions we avoided retracing our steps down the gorge, which to be honest, would have been a lot harder than coming up and enjoyed a pleasant walk back to Wookey Hole via fields and a fairly visible footpath.
Written June 29, 2021
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,725 contributions
Apr 2021
We didn't do the standard circuit, not least because we didn't arrive at the carpark. There are a number of paths available. The path through the gorge itself is dramatic passing through a narrow cleft in the rocks. There is some scrambling too, which some would find tricky. If the rock were wet then parts would be very slippery and going up through the gorge path would be safer than descending that way.

The area is lovely. It is clearly a popular location. Maps are available at a number of points but many routes are waymarked. Very interesting
Written May 10, 2021
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Amanda E
Leigh, UK49 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We did the Ebbor Gorge circular route which took us down to the gorge, an easy ramble up and then amazing views at the cliff edge. We much preferred it to Cheddar Gorge. It was unspoilt and wild in places, and much more peaceful. I do hope to be able to do this walk again. Does require you to be able to climb up rocks, but we didn't find it difficult. We stopped for lunch at the top and the views were just amazing. I would recommend to anyone that enjoys walking and hiking.
Written July 25, 2020
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GKH30
Somerset, UK13 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
After reading lots of reviews about the gorge being very steep to climb I was nervous about taking my 5 and 8 year old. But they loved it and so did I. There were a few steep sections but easily manageable. We all wore wellies (it had been raining all week) the gorge was wet and my girls loved walking through the stream. I’d recommend walking up the gorge and not down. Our walk was just over 2 miles and we spent about 2 hours here. The car park is free had no problem parking. For a bank holiday weekend it was quiet! Hardly saw anyone until we reached the top...perfect!

Written August 30, 2020
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Geoff M
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Aug 2022
Our previous visit to Ebbor Gorge was many years ago. It was stunning and open, like a miniature Cheddar Gorge.
It was disappointing to see the gorge maintenance appears to have been neglected with views mostly blocked by dense trees and bushes.
Virtually non existent road signage to find the gorge and car park, and equally sparse and unhelpful signage on the footpaths.
Still a pleasant walk though, lots of butterflies and dragonflies.
Written August 7, 2022
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Colinandnicky1
Surrey, UK37 contributions
Dec 2019
A nice walk but not much to get excited about. Best views are from the car park. I a, sure it might change with the seasons but find it hard to believe it could get more interesting. If you want a basic alternative to Cheddar, go for it, but I won’t be back.
Written March 7, 2020
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Erica055
Epping Essex207 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
We enjoyed our walk through Ebbor Gorge and around the area. There were wonderful views at the top of the moor. The walks not brilliantly signposted and we met other walkers doing circuits! We had read reviews of the gorge being tricky but it was pretty dry so we didn’t have any problems. However, you would need good sturdy shoes for the short steep sections.
Written July 30, 2020
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FloandStan
Fulbourn, UK270 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
It is a beautiful place but allow 2hrs to do the gorge route. Very strenuous steep in places and rocky. View nice but this is a wooded nature reserve a little disappointed that you couldn't see the gorge properly.
Written September 19, 2021
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kim w
Cheddar, UK14 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
This part of Somerset is stunning at any time. At the Ebbor gorge car park we choose to go left of the information board and did somehow (after the 1st kissing gate) lose the path. We ended up in a random field where we were directed by some friendly maintenance workers. Once back on the path we found ourselves at the top of the gorge with a signpost to either the gorge or the carpark(we were later told that the carpark sign is incorrect, it was in fact to the viewpoint). The descent through the gorge is steep and narrow, fortunately it wasn’t busy as that would have made it an impossible place to follow COVID rules. I’d describe the gorge as a dry waterfall, probably not during heavy rain. At the bottom we found a sign and made our way up steep steps to the carpark. Will have to go again to find out where we went wrong. 🤷🏻‍♀️
Written March 30, 2021
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