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Cheddar Reservoir

Cheddar Reservoir

Habitat: Open freshwater

ST438543, BS26 2DL (Axbridge entrance) ST446535, BS27 3DR (Cheddar entrance)

  • Directions

    For the Axbridge car park, turn south off the A371 on the east side of the village and turn left after 200 yards.

    For the Cheddar car park, take Sharpham Road near the A371/B3151 junction and keep straight on through the gates at the end.

  • Accessibility

    Flat gravel or tarmac path around the reservoir (full circuit is c.2.5 miles); short but steep tarmac ramps up from car parks; no wheelchair access.

  • About the Site

    Site owned by Bristol Water

Other points of interest

Cheddar Reservoir is easily combined with nearby Mendip sites, such as Wavering Down, Crook Peak and Shute Shelve (not to mention the famous gorge) all of which have interesting Natural History, as well as great beauty.

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