Cheddar & The Gorge

We have to take Jean-Luc back to Highbridge to have a few outstanding warranty repairs completed, rather than just drop him off we decided to make a long weekend off it.

We set off on Thursday night for our favourite bolthole, Setthorns in the new forest, this was an easy choice as it is about half way to Cheddar, not by mileage but in terms of driving time. We also had two alteria motives for visiting Setthorns, one was to pick up my trail camera I managed to leave attached to a tree on our last visit, and the second to visit the butchers in Sway to buy our larder for the next three days, the meat from this butcher is just superb, a small family run establishment that will cut a piece to suit your own requirement oh! and the home made kebabs are to die for!

A fine selection of chicken, pork and of course lamb kebabs set us up with a feast everyday of our Cheddar stay.

The campsite we chose was a bit of an unknown as it is a small private site for adults only, it is actually next to the Caravan & motorhome Club Site (formerly the Caravan Club) of which we are members, but chose the Cheddar Bridge site for the lack of little ones and the hope of some much needed quiet R&R.

Looking over the camping field with Jean-Luc’s nose just sticking out.

The site is on the road to Wells just outside of Cheddar and was nearly missed as it is just around a bend over the bridge it is named after, a simple adjustment and a quick shunt had us looking at a very narrow entrance over another bridge, I should not have worried as Jean-Luc fitted with mm to spare, well maybe cm, but it felt like mm, don’t be put off with this as once you have traversed the narrow bridge an absolutely lovely site awaits, oh! and they sell Cream teas!

We were given free reign to chose a pitch of our choice, there were sizes to suit all kinds of vehicle from caravans to larger motorhomes, although the bridge at the entrance does have a 7.5 ton weight limit.

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