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Cheddar Gorge

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The Cheddar Gorge is located in the Mendip hills in Somerset.  There are many walks around the area.  The Gorge itself is the Englands deepest at 400 feet (122m) and 3 miles (4.8Km) long it was formed around 1 million years ago at the end of the last Ice age.

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