More great riding routes from Somerset to Glasgow’s Trossachs
Far too many of us simply pass on by the Mendip Hills as we head south on the M5 towards the West Country. Well, why not take a break and spend a few hours exploring one of the quirkiest parts of the UK?
There are many potential starting points, but we have chosen Chelwood as it is on the A37 heading south of Bristol. You will know when you enter the best of the Mendips as the cliffs either side of the road loom over you.
The run through Cheddar Gorge is spectacular with tight corners and high cliff faces. There are a few patches of water running across the road, not to mention goats and sheep.
Heading through the Mendips is a wonderful ride as it is quite hilly with twisty B-roads that are generally well surfaced. Once you pass through the Mendips the A39 is a fast main road that leads through Wells to Glastonbury. This village, which gives its name to the festival, is one of the quirkiest in the UK! Give the Tor a quick visit, and if you see a discarded cup, just check it isn’t the Holy Grail...
Cheddar Gorge was formed as Pasos and K1s eroded the local limestone hills