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Cheddar Gorge tipped as climbing venue

Posted 18 January 2010
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Cheddar Gorge tipped as climbing venue
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Cheddar Gorge in Somerset was featured by the BBC yesterday as a prime destination for rock climbing.

The Country Tracks programme featured presenter Joe Crowley using various items of climbing equipment as he scaled a rock face in the famous ravine.

As well as donning the harness himself and speaking to a local climber about the numerous routes available in the gorge, the presenter noted that the opportunities to scale its crags are set to increase in the next few years.

This is because most of the trees that have been allowed to grow around the sides of the gorge in recent years are to be cut down, with a heard of feral goats being introduced to prevent new ones growing.

As a result, more new routes will be opened up.

Cheddar Gorge is already famous for its creamery as the unofficial home of cheddar cheese, as well as its show caves.

Posted by Brandon Egley