Cheddar Gorge

    Geological features at Cheddar Gorge, Somerset. Cheddar Gorge is a limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills near the village of Cheddar, Somerset.
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    Cheddar Gorge is one of England’s most iconic and spectacular landscapes, with the north side of the gorge being owned by the National Trust. At almost 400 feet deep and three miles long, this is England’s largest gorge, and with its weathered crags and pinnacles, it makes for a spectacular natural sight. The gorge would have begun forming about one million years ago during the last Ice Age when water from melting glaciers formed a river, which over time started to carve into the limestone rock creating the steep cliffs that can be seen today. The Cheddar Yeo River gradually made its way underground, creating the famous Cheddar Caves.

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