DanielSeptember 9, 2020 10:56 am
The caving experience was an absolute thrill. We were chaperoned by an experienced guide (thanks Chris) who not only made us feel at ease, but who was also a very informative, supporting and funny guide – he clearly has many strings to his bow.
The tour lasted around 3 hours during which time we were able to traverse rocky terrains, climb steep rock-faces and abseil into 30 metre deep chambers – we even got to cross the ‘wobbly bridge’ suspended just inches above a cold pool of green water. It was at that point I felt like I was on an episode of the Crystal Maze. Thanks to Mel and the team at GoTread I’ve had the chance to experience something amazing that I would never have previously considered.
After the caving experience we stopped off for a lunch break in the beautiful Cheddar Village before starting our hike across the gorge. Mel guided us across the gorge from the North side to the South where we were treated to a picnic topped off with Somerset’s favourite drink – cider! The views at the top of the gorge are second to none and Mel picked a great spot on the South side for our picnic which gave us great views of the sun setting over the Cheddar reservoir.
I will most definitely be back for another tour during the year!