4’s Explore the Cheddar Gorge caves

Wednesday 20th June 2018

On Thursday 7 June Queen Anne’s 4’s set out on a geography trip to Cheddar Gorge. After a good journey we arrived in the gorge surrounded by the steep touring sides of the gorge. Whispers of wow and awesome could be heard as the girls alighted from the coach.

After a picnic lunch one group headed for the caves and the other to Jacobs Ladder – 274 steep steps! Our fit young ladies had no problem whist some of the staff had to take breaks at the intermittent laybys. At the top we were fooled into thinking that that it was all level, but the climb continued for a fair distance. It was worth it however, with magnificent views of the Mendips and beyond.

Meanwhile back at the caves the others enjoyed the delights of stalactites and stalagmites as they followed their well-informed guide in the welcome cool of the limestone caves. Everyone was astonished to see Cheddar Cheese maturing in the perfect temperature and humidity of the caves!

All in all a fantastic and informative day out.