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“Another unknown local gem”
Review of Ebbor Gorge

Ebbor Gorge
Ranked #7 of 30 things to do in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

Ebbor is a National Trust location, north-west of Wells, and the car park is not very easy to find.
A warning: you need to be quite fit to traverse the gorge, and you would do well to wear walking boots, but there are other easier waymarked paths if you're not so fit, or don't have boots.
The gorge path goes down a steep path, but there are log steps to make it easier. At the bottom of the valley there are wicker sculptures in the woods (look out for the bear!). The path to the left goes to the gorge, which is quite steep, becoming increasingly rocky and narrow as you climb up the valley, with limestone cliffs to either side The last part is quite difficult, especially if it is raining, as it was when we went, then you come out onto the ridge. A short walk takes you to a viewing point at the top of a cliff, then its all the way down to the valley bottom again, and up the other side to get back to the car park.
About an Hour for the round trip.
When we went we met only two families, nobody else, it really felt as though we had the place to ourselves. If you are in the area, it's a lovely, peaceful place to be.

Thank BOOTling
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Reviewed 30 September 2013 via mobile

Park for free in the Wookey hole car park then walk away from the crowds up the lane and off into beautiful woods and the enchanting ebbor gorge. Very small children might need a shoulder ride up the very step sections. But anyone over about 5 or 6 should be able to scramble up. lovely views at the top.

1  Thank Munchkin7208
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

Small Parking area and wonderful walk down into the gorge, fabulous views, take your camera, you'll regret it if you dont

Thank Tigi_Higgins
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

Well worth the walk to the top, which can be hard going for the unfit...you can see the Tor and the most beautiful Somerset countryside. Best to wear good walking gear and take a bottle of water.

Thank Lesleyherts
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

This is a very interesting and lovely walk though quiet woodland and close to Wells with parking (follow directions on the Ebbor Gorge website). The views all around the countryside at the top are quite amazing on a clear day.There is a shorter walk suitable for pushchairs/wheelchairs but if you embark on the others, be aware there are a lot of steep steps involved. I would also add to the others commenting about 'scramble up the gorge' that it is in fact extremely challenging, especially if it's been raining and rocks are wet. I'm fairly fit and found myself at time grabbing the rocks with my hands and pulling myself up. But it is very doable (and interesting) as long as one is prepared for this.To avoid this bit of the climb (but still get to the top), follow the path signposted to the gorge until you get to another sign directing you around to the left. Instead, veer to the right until you see a sign which is signposted to Priddy. This is an upward walk with steep but easier steps that will also get you up to the viewing point. A lovely way to spend a couple of hours.

Thank HeatherL018
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