Saturday, 12 January 2013

Cheddar Gorge-ous

Cheddar is a very pretty village in Somerset, England

Cheddar Gorge / Cheddar Village .

GORGE
Noun
A narrow valley between hills or mountains, typically with steep rocky walls and a stream running through it.



As a child, a trip to Cheddar Gorge was a real treat. The road you see between the cliffs winds up and up to the top.

  Cheddar Gorge, from above the Pinnacles, Cheddar, Somerset


 Here is the pretty stone bridge at the bottom of the Gorge


 Cheddar 2008


 Would you  like a glass of cider, or a punnet of fresh English strawberries? The Old Cheddar barn will have some...


Shop At Cheddar Gorge


 Cheddar even has it's own thrift shop : ) Oh I do like that kittie


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 Watch cheddar cheese being made by hand...

Find out here about the origins of Cheddar cheese

Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheddar_cheese


The Original Cheddar Cheese Company


...and then you can buy some!


Is it time for an ice-cream?

Ice-cream trike



You could climb up Jacob's Ladder

 Jacob's Ladder - Cheddar Caves and Gorge  


But I think it will be more pleasant to stroll by the quaint little cottages

 Red berries



Are you adventurous enough to visit Gough's cave?

Gough's Cave


Now it is definitely time for TEA!



Here...

 Cheddar tea room


 Or maybe here Cheddar Gorge 2010


Cheddar Gorge Wishing Well
 But of course you know what we will choose don't you? A nice Cream Tea!


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Have a gorge-ous day, ladies

16 comments:

  1. Oh how I wish I could experience this quaint place in person - it is certainly lovely and enticing :)
    I am thankful I was able to visit through your pictures. Thank you for sharing, my sweet friend!

    Hugs to you,
    Stephanie

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  2. Oh...what a reminder of a favorite place. We spent a night in Cheddar Gorge a few days ago on a tour around the area heading down from the west mids to London. Loved the area, and the gorge was lovely! Great photos and thanks for awakening memories!
    Ruth

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  3. What a beautiful place. All the shops and little ice cream carts. What fun! So glad I got to take a glimpse into your visit. Thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog. I really appreciate it.
    Have a great weekend!
    Blessings,
    Amy

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  4. Oh what a beautiful place to visit. England is so beautiful, I hope I can visit there someday....

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  5. I just learned something new! I had no idea that the cheese was named after an actual place; thank you for informing me! It looks so lovely and rustic, and what a nice little selection of tea rooms.

    Love,

    Marqueta

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  6. Oh you are killing me. I went home to England in August but didn't think about cheddar Gorge. We only had a week and saw so much as it was, but my son would have loved cheddar. Maybe next time. I still have my Pixie from back in 1970ish (piskie)........the cream teas are worth the trip but then I don't think I ever had a bad one. Thanks for the memories
    Janice

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  7. Thank you for the tour- It is lovely.
    Becky

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  8. What an enchanting and delightful little village! I sure wouldn't mind going for a visit there. The tea and scones looked REAL GOOD too! :)

    Blessings!

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  9. Hello Lesley, This post is wonderful. I enjoyed every second of it. The photos of the gorge look a lot like and area a few miles from where we live, but the quint and very charming cottages are all yours. I have dreamed of visiting your lovely country, but the older I get the more it becomes just a dream. I hope that you do not mind me tagging along on your adventures. I am going to add you to my front page . . . then I will not miss a single post :)


    In regard to the comment you left on my blog.
    I am so excited to hear from you . . . hoping that you can help me.
    When I go to my blog reader list (on my dashboard). . . it is not there. It sounds like I am in the same boat that you were.
    I do not have the list of post up dates and do not know how to get it back.
    What did you do?
    Hope to hear from you and thank you so very much for stopping by. It is wonderful to see you again. I'm coming over to your blog right now to post this and to see what you have been up to :)
    Have a joy-filled and wonderful day.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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    1. So good to see you Connie xx

      I think when you go to dashboard and see your reading list, you can scroll to the bottom. Then click 'add' You can select the option to 'import blogs from Google reader' That helped me a lot. The other thing I did on my dashboard reader list was to select 'settings' on each individual blog. Some of them I realised I was following with my 'Google+' profile so wasn't getting them feeding through. I changed the profile I was following with to my 'Blogger profile' I hope this is of help. Blessing, little sis, too : )

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  10. Oh my!! To think you live in such an amazing historical land.
    It was so refreshing to see all the green as we are in the thick of very cold freezing weather. And no color at all it is a perfect brown. It is so grand to take a vacation!! I must come to your place for tea:)
    Blessings, Roxy

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  11. Thank you ladies, for taking the time to post kind comments. I am finding it difficult today time-wise to reply to each of you individually, but I really appreciate every one of you lovely ladies

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  12. This is a beautiful blog!!!! I love rabbits too!! and tea!! I enjoyed your pictures and visiting the gorge along with you. I hope to stop by again.

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  13. What fun pictures (and some very pretty places!) - I would love to visit there.

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  14. I have wanted to visit Cheddar on one of my visits to England, but as yet have not. So I am delighted to visit it via your fab post!
    Thanks,
    Terri

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