Nestled in the heart of Somerset, Cheddar Gorge stands as a testament to the awe-inspiring power of nature. Carved over millennia by the relentless force of water, this dramatic limestone gorge is a geological wonder that offers visitors a breathtaking journey through time.
A Geological Marvel
Cheddar Gorge is a sight to behold, with towering limestone cliffs that rise dramatically from the valley floor. As you walk along the gorge, you’ll be struck by the sheer scale and intricate formations that have been sculpted by water and time. It’s a living testament to the Earth’s ancient history, and a reminder of the remarkable processes that have shaped our planet.
The Cheddar Man Connection
One of the most fascinating aspects of Cheddar Gorge is its connection to prehistory. In 1903, the remains of a human known as Cheddar Man were discovered in the caves within the gorge. Carbon dating revealed that Cheddar Man lived around 10,000 years ago, making him one of the oldest complete human skeletons found in Britain. His story provides a glimpse into the lives of our ancient ancestors and their connection to this remarkable landscape.
Cave Exploration: Gough’s Cave
Venture into the depths of Cheddar Gorge by …