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There are plenty of places to see and visit around Compton Bishop. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Compton Bishop is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions around Compton Bishop

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    Cheddar Gorge

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Totally achievable iconic climb. The whole thing is about 10km but it’s only steep for the first 1.5km or so. There is one really nasty steep hairpin but once you’re …

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    Laura
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    Burrington Coombe

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Like cheddar gorge but smaller and less touristy = more enjoyable! You won't get stuck in a traffic jam climbing this one!

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    Strawberry Line

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    The Strawberry Line is a traffic-free trail between Yatton and Cheddar. The gravel path follows the route of a former railway line that once carried delicious cargos of strawberries from …

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    Cheddar Gorge

    Hiking Highlight

    An enormous limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills AONB, Cheddar Gorge draws hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. There are numerous notable features of the gorge, particularly its towering …

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    Kit P
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    Black Down

    Hiking Highlight

    Black Down is the highest area of the Mendip Hills and affords wonderful views across the Bristol Channel into Wales, over Weston-super-Mare, the Chew Valley, the Quantocks and beyond. There …

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    6

    Beacon Batch

    Hiking Highlight

    Beacon Batch is the highest point in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From the trig point, you get breathtaking panoramic views that stretch over the Bristol Channel …

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    Dolebury Warren

    Hiking Highlight

    Dolebury Warren is an Iron Age hill fort that was built 3,000 years ago. The ditches, walls and ramparts are still visible today. From the fort, you get wonderful views …

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    Crook Peak

    Hiking Highlight

    Part of a Special Site of Scientific Interest, Crook Peak is a hill in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Open common with a rocky terrain, the summit …

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    Kit P
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    9

    Wavering Down

    Hiking Highlight

    Wavering Down is a part if the large area adjoining to Crook Peak which is a geological and biological Site of Special Scientific Interest near the western end of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Somerset.

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    10

    Axbridge

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Axbridge is a picturesque former market town on the southern fringe of the Mendip Hills. This small town has a medieval market square, narrow streets and old buildings, including timber …

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    11

    Rowberrow Warren

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    In Rowberrow Warren Woods you'll find a large collection of bridleways and tracks through out the wood as well as lots of elevation changes. Off the side of the tracks …

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    James
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    12

    This lookout tower provides outstanding views of the gorge and the flat, patchwork landscape to the south. The tower is often advertised as part of the paid-for Jacob's Ladder climb, …

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    Kit P
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    13

    Wrington Runway

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    This bridleway connects the village of Wrington (south) to Brockley Combe (north). It's a great connecting way for any routes out of Bristol heading south towards the Mendips. At the …

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    14

    Burrington Combe

    Hiking Highlight

    Burrington Combe is one of the finest places in Mendip Hills to see one of it's most identifying special qualities - Visible Geology. Did you know the Mendip Hills are …

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    Mendip Hills

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Sprawling across Somerset, the Mendip Hills are a chain of picturesque rolling limestone hills. Situated to the south of Bristol and Bath, the hills run from Weston-super-Mare to Frome, covering …

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    Amy
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    16

    Goatchurch Cavern

    Hiking Highlight

    This popular cavern is set into limestone rock and is particularly beginner friendly. You can find some hand railings inside to help you, dating back from the early 20th century …

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    Kit P
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    17

    Velvet Bottom is part of the wider Cheddar Complex Sites of Special Scientific Interest which is a network of nature reserves on the Mendip Hills. Each reserve has its own …

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    18

    Blagdon Hill

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Steep hill with a nice view behind, a good challenge

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    Joe
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    19

    Brent Knoll

    Hiking Highlight

    if just the climb you can park in the village. climb about 15-20 min

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    20

    The Strawberry Line 🍓

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    The Strawberry Line leads for 9 miles (14.5 km) through apple orchards and Somerset farmland. It traces the former railway Cheddar Valley railway, which once carried strawberries from the nearby …

    Tip by
    Amy

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