By Harry Mottram: The weekend of Saturday 4th to Bank Holiday Monday 6th May, 2024, is a wonderful chance to take a free walking tour of Cheddar taking in a celebration of the work of local artists. The Cheddar Arts Walking Trail takes in the sights and sounds of the Somerset village as you move from studio to studio and gallery to gallery. And as you follow the trail you’ll pass the ancient market cross and St Andrew’s Church, the various pubs and cafes, along with Tweentown and the Strawberry Line path and the tumbling River Yeo that emerges from spectacular Cheddar Gorge.

One Tree by Tim Large

With the work of 28 artists to view you can take your time and visit all of the locations over the weekend of the 4th, 5th and 6th May between 10.30am and 4.30pm. There are original artisan hand-made items, from the beautiful and distinctive to those more functional pieces, these include paintings, jewellery, ceramics and photography with something for every pocket and taste. Plus over the weekend there will be several workshops that you can attend – and there are refreshments, a second-hand bookstall and a plant sale in aid of charity. Whatever the weather you can be sure of a warm welcome!

Landscape by Lindy Paul

There are various parking spots around the village but the car park at the bottom of the gorge is convenient for the first venue, the Arts Quarter, where brochures are available. Pick up a brochure with a map indicating pubs, cafes and venues or check out our website:


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