Monday, 5 August 2019

Cali has been to Cheddar

As it was my birthday last weekend, I got to choose where we went for the weekend and chose Cheddar Caravan Club Site.  We had never visited this site before although it had been on our 'places to stay' list.  After a long journey on Friday - the M5 is always very slow on a Friday afternoon - we arrived at the site and set ourselves up on a lovely sunny pitch.

Pitch 57 Cheddar Club Site

On Saturday morning I opened my cards and presents whilst still in bed!  After breakfast we headed out for a circular walk called 'The Other Side of Cheddar'.  We walked from the site to the Gorge (about 20 minutes), climbed to the top and walked the path along the one side for some stunning views.

 Halfway along the Gorge towards the reservoir ...

... and in the opposite direction

After walking down to the car park we crossed to the other side and walked through the Nature Reserve and along the valley at the bottom of the other side of the Gorge.  Unfortunately it poured with rain on our return journey so we didn't get the camera out of our bag to take views of the other side of the Gorge - we'll leave that until our next visit.  We had a treacherous descent as the rocks were so slippy so we headed to Cafe Gorge for a pot of tea and cake.  By the time we had returned to the site we had dried out, the sun was shining and it was a glorious evening to sit outside Cali.

After our challenging walk on Saturday we had an easier day on Sunday.  In the morning we pottered around a local car boot sale and then walked into Cheddar to look around some of the shops.  The afternoon was spent on site and as we had booked a three night stay, we had another night in Cali before returning home on Monday morning.

Another lovely Cali weekend and a beautiful site - definitely one to return to in the future.

2-5 August 2019

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kath, Sounds like you did a fair bit of walking. Very wise to stop for tea and cake:)

    Glad you liked the site enough to go again in the future. Sue