Mendip Way

A self-guided walking holiday from the Bristol Channel, travelling eastwards along the Mendip Hills.

3 to 6 nights
20-52 miles
Moderate to Demanding

From £265 per person

About The Trail

The Mendips form a ridge of flat-topped limestone hills stretching eastwards from the Bristol Channel. The landscape, which has changed little in centuries, is an enchanting mix of broad-backed hills, pastures enclosed by drystone walls, ancient woodland, mysterious caves and spectacular deep gorges.

The Mendip Way traverses the Mendip Hills from the Roman port of Uphill to the historic market town of Frome. It encounters Wookey Hole and the deep gash of Cheddar Gorge, as well as a selection of nature reserves, charming settlements and historic sites dating as far back as prehistoric times, making this a fascinating trail for walkers of all interests.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to walk the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Trail running available

We also organise trail running holidays along this trail. Visit Contours Trail Running Holidays.

Customer reviews from the Mendip Way

“We had a great holiday on a fantastic walking route and enjoyed ourselves a lot.”
Mr Zilliacus, Finland
“Great walk and nice accommodation in good locations.”
Ms Scholer, UK
“On the whole we had a very nice walking week.”
Mrs Stumpel, Netherlands
“An interesting route through a variety of landscapes.”
Mr Brown, USA
“Great trek and good walking distances.”
Mr Wheelock, UK
“All walking holidays are delightful. This one was no exception.”
Ms James, USA