Cheddar Mendip Heights Camping and Caravanning Club Site Wells, Somerset, South West England, BA5 3BP (Location map)
16th March 2018 - 7th January 2019
Set in the rolling hills on the outskirts of the village Priddy, the highest in the Mendips Hills, Cheddar Club Site is an ideal base to explore the area or to enjoy walking, cycling, caving or rock climbing activities. Located within the Mendip Are of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the site has beautiful views. It has a 4 Star Visit England Award (2013) and currently holds an AA 4 Pennant so there's no wonder it’s popular with members and non-members alike.
The site has 90 pitches, spread over 3 fields, including grass pitches and hardstandings with electric hook-ups. Jumbo pitches for larger tents and grass pitches without electric are also available. The well equipped facilities, including family shower room, laundry and dishwashing area, are kept spotlessly clean. Wifi is available across the site.
The aroma of freshly baked bread, croissants and pastries each morning will lead you straight to the on-site licensed shop. This is well-stocked with local produce including meat, eggs and cheese, ice cream, jams, chutneys and cider & ales. We also sell discounted tickets to Cheddar Gorge Caves and Wookey Hole attractions.
Priddy village, just ½ mile from the site, has a traditional country pub serving great food. A farm shop serving breakfast is just 5 minutes away from site. The village hosts a popular folk festival in early July as well as other events through the year.
The wider area offers plenty of pubs and restaurants as well as popular tourist attractions such as Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Wells Cathedral and Bishops Place and Glastonbury Tor. Longleat Safari Park is also within easy reach by car.
We have two self-catering caravans available for hire offering luxury and comfort whatever the weather! These also offer a great solution when family and friends wish to stay near campers on-site. The caravans sleep up to 6 people and are well equipped. Dogs are welcome.
There is plenty of walking locally so you don't need to drive anywhere if you don't want to. A book of eight walks, all starting and finishing at the campsite, is available from the site shop.
The area also offers lots for the cyclist, from gentle rides along the disused Strawberry line railway and across the Somerset levels through to competitive ascents of "The Gorge".
Cheddar Gorge is a spectacular limestone gorge with caves. Buy discounted tickets from the site to visit all the attractions of the gorge. There are also great walks around this area, some of which are very challenging. The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company is the only cheese-making factory actually in Cheddar.
Wookey Hole has attractions for the whole family, with Dinosaur Valley, a 3D cinema, paper mill and old fashioned arcade in addition to the cave with its famous witch. Discount vouchers are available from site.
Wells is England's smallest city with a 12th Century Cathedral and Bishops Place, alms-houses, a twice weekly farmers market and many independent shops.
Glastonbury, visit the Abbey remains and climb the Tor for great views over the Somerset levels.
The Somerset levels are full of wildlife, with spectacular Starling murmurations drawing many visitors to Ham Wall and other Nature Reserves in the late autumn. Many other birds make their homes in and around the lagoons there at various times of the year.
Choose from 17 different activities at the Avon Ski and Action Centre, including skiing, snowboarding, quad biking, abseiling, power-kiting and clay-pigeon shooting.
There are many spectacular castles, houses and gardens to visit locally. Tyntesfield, Stourhead, Montacute House, Dyrham Park and Dunster Castle are all great days out.
Clarks Village outlet shopping at Street can provide some retail therapy at discounted prices.
Weston-super-Mare, with its famous pier and beach, is also home to the world's largest helicopter museum.
Beaches at Brean, Burnham on Sea and Sand Bay are all within easy reach for days out.
Bath, home to the Roman Baths and Pump Rooms is just 20 miles away. Whilst there, explore the city centre for its shops and great architecture, including the Royal Crescent. Its Christmas market is one of the largest in the country.
Bristol, the largest city in the south west, is a similar distance away. Learn about the city's role in the UK slave trade and visit SS Great Britain in the docks.
Longleat Safari Park is only 40 minutes drive away.
• Rock Climbing
• Skiing / Snowboarding
Based on 1 review(s)
Manchester 01 Nov 2010
When I first went on this website, i have to say that the last paragraph on the first page is so out of date, they have a fab showerblock and you don't pay for them. Great site friendly staff. Its great if you like walking as they have a walking book with 8 fab walks in it. Cost £2.99 well worth it. A great site for getting to Bath, Bristol, Cheddar & Wookey caves. Well worth a visit.