Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cheddar Gorge & Caves

Cheddar Caves & Gorge is a magnificent sight. 300 million years in the making has left Limestone cliffs towering 450 ft above the gorge, for near 3 miles. Cheddar gives you first hand experience of the life of our ancestors in Britain ( Homo Britannicus )
Cheddar Gorge is an S.S.S.I. under the wildlife and countryside act and special
conservation area under Natura 2000. because of its Karst limestone cliffs, its beautiful caves and rare plants and animals that live here.

Gough`s Cave - this is said to be Britain`s most beautiful cave in the Gorge. It tells the story of the Ice Age creation, Stone Age occupation and Victorian exploration. A very beautiful cave with spectacular sight.

Cox`s cave is a brillantly coloured grotto visited since 1837 by people who admire its gothic splendour. It has fantastic calcite sculptures, silent mirror pools, and dancing fountains. A very pretty cave with is a delight to explore.

The Crystal Quest opens the doorways to the spirit world recognised by Shamans and the celebrated author J.R.R. Tolkien. Within this cave lives the world of good and evil, dragons and ancient sorcery.

The Museum Of Prehistory offer entering the workld of our ancestors from Out Of Africa to Cheddar Man. Flint knapping, fire lighting, cave painting, predators & prey, sex & religion. There is also evidence of cannibalism. Aaron was able to make an acinet style pot here.

Cheddar is one of my favourite places with its stunning beauty. We were lucky enough this time to visit the gorge on an open top bus.

Another experience was the cheddar cheese tasting. This went down well with both Simon and Aaron. Who each chose a chees which we would later have with a selection of crackers, washed down with a bottle of wine made via nature and our stinging friends Nettles. What a lovely evening we had.

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