Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve

Wookey Hole


Set within the ancient limestone Mendip Hills, Ebbor Gorge is designated a national nature reserve, managed by English Nature. The area has mixed woodland, rocks, caves, and grassland. There are small streams good for paddling and fallen trees to clamber over. An information board provides good guidance on what to look for and 3 varied nature trails are well marked, one suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. There are steep drops in places but most are marked. It can be muddy at times so waterproof footwear is advisable. Spotting wildlife, exploring the woodland, playing in streams and climbing up the rocky path to the Gorge would all be interesting activities. The car park is free but please note it is locked at dusk. There are no facilities but nearby Wookey Hole has a pub and a cafe.

Road Directions

Take the A371 Wells to Cheddar Road and turn off just outside Wells, following signs to Wookey Hole. Go past the Wookey Hole Caves and proceed for about a mile bearing right up Deer Leap. The entrance to the car park is on the right. This road can also be approached downhill from Priddy.