River view Cheddar Yeo

Cheddar Yeo

The Cheddar Yeo starts as a stream at Charterhouse on the top of the Mendips, then disappears into the limestone rock, to appear again out of Gough's Cave at the lower end of the Cheddar Gorge, from where it makes its way through the lower gorge, through the town, past the Church, then making its way past the old port of Hythe on the Wedmore road, to continue along the flat floodplain, past the ancient port of Rackley near Compton Bishop before joining the river Axe at the base of Crook's Peak­­

The Mendip Hills conceal the largest underground river system in Britain: the catchment area of the Cheddar Yeo, which rises in Gough's Cave. The catchment measures 54 sq km.

For an introduction to the underground river system of the mendips read the following: Fact Sheet­­­­­

Near to Compton Bishop

Near to Compton Bishop

Looking towards the Mendip Hills

Looking towards the Mendip Hills

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