Cheddar Restrictions and Openings – Plan Ahead

Cheddar Gorge has received a makeover in recent years; newly equipped routes (300 of them), a new guidebook, an extended climbing season, and very positive collaboration between local climbers, the BMC, the National Trust, and Cheddar Caves and Gorge. If you are planning a trip to Cheddar make sure that you get a copy of the Cheddar Gorge Access Calendar produced by the BMC. This provides at-a-glance information on which crags are open and closed throughout the year. It is available : here You can also download an annotated map that shows the main crags where climbing is permitted outside of the winter. Available : here All restored routes on the south side of the gorge are closed for climbing over the Bank Holiday weekend. So, no climbing on the restored routes (south side) until Tuesday 8th. A number of the north side crags are unrestricted.Recent reports have identified climbers not using the correct access routes and climbing on restricted crags. The downloadable map and calendar will help you understand these access routes and restrictions, before you visit. Also a reminder that on July 1st, Cheddar Caves Crag AttaK will take place at High Rock in the Gorge. This is a major climbing festival and will raise money for charity and celebrate the successful first year of the new climbing regime. ( Source: BMC )