/ Camping (wild or site) near Cheddar?

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Tony the Blade on 03 Apr 2014
I'm planning on running the route of the Cheddar Gorge half marathon on Saturday, followed by a leg stretching road cycle ride on the Sunday (another post requesting possible routes on cycle forum page).

Is there anywhere I can camp, either wild or site based in or near Cheddar? Obviously I can Google it, but wondered if there were any recommendations among the UKC collective.

I've only just thought of YHA but it's fully booked.

Thanks, TtB
Oceanrower - on 03 Apr 2014
In reply to Tony the Blade:
Any of the caving huts will be happy to have you. Can recommend The Wessex in Priddy (about 6miles from Cheddar) for 6 a night.
www.wessex-cave-club.org

Don't worry. You don't need to be a caver and they(probably) won't try and convert you to the "dark side"

Post edited at 14:53
Tony the Blade on 03 Apr 2014
In reply to Oceanrower:

Oh that looks great, many thanks for posting.
Tony the Blade on 05 Apr 2014
In reply to Oceanrower:

Good call sir, I'm there now and what a friendly bunch. As yet they haven't requested that I consider a move to the dark side, just as well, I hate caving having done it half-a-dozen times. It's a clagg fest out here tonight so I'm pleased I didn't bivvy.

Thanks for the top-tip.
richard_hopkins - on 05 Apr 2014
In reply to Tony the Blade:

You may as well just give in and go caving!
I keep going there with climbing gear for the gorge and end up down some filthy hole each time instead. It's a conspiracy I'm sure...
ads.ukclimbing.com
Oceanrower - on 05 Apr 2014
In reply to richard_hopkins:

Hoppy. You normally claim to be washing your hair when I suggest a caving weekend.

You must have the cleanest hair in Surrey!

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