I was going through the photos of our Easter break to Cheddar Gorge last weekend and was rather taken aback by this pic.
Did you notice this rock? Doesn’t it look just like a lion? I’m not sure whether its relaxing or ready to pounce on the unsuspecting tourists below!
Incredibly it is a natural cliff formation, but I’ll let you in on a secret… we’re not the first to have noticed it. Apparently it’s the ‘world-famous’ Lion Rock of Cheddar Gorge. There was even an eponymous tea room on the roadside just below it.
So what did you think of Cheddar?
I thought the drive into the gorge as approached from across the Mendip Hills was amazing. It is unlike anything I have seen in the UK. This might be a bold comparison but it reminded me of the Canyon Country of south-west USA; the spectacular landscape that stretches across Arizona, Utah and Nevada.
On entering the caves however, did you notice this? Apparently part of the maturing process now involves storing the cheese inside the caves themselves!
All in all, Cheddar is well worth the trip and I would recommend it to all your friends. It’s a great entry point to drive further into Devon… as of course we did.