Walks & Local Attractions

An amazing location at the foot of the Mendips

The Woodborough Inn, Winscombe

Located at the foot of the Mendip Hills, and only 100 yards from the beautiful “Strawberry Line”, The Woodborough Inn is the perfect place to stay for those looking to experience the great outdoors. There is plenty of walking & cycling on offer plus the more extreme pursuits such as climbing, abseiling, caving, mountain biking and even a dry ski slope.

For the anglers there are some superb fishing opportunities at Blagdon & Chew Valley lakes and horse riding is available in the near village of Shipham.

On-site we have a safe area to store bicycles.

Mendip Activity Centre

Perfect for visiting the Mendip Activity Centre, which is the biggest and most reputable outdoor activity provider in the South West

The activity centre is on a unique 250-acre site nestled in the heart of the Mendip Hills AONB and offers:

Abseiling, Air Rifles, Archery, Asault Course, Axe Throwing, Bushcraft, Canoeing, Caving, Climbing, Frisbee Golf, Kayaking, Orienterring, Raft Building, Skiing, Snowboarding, Stand-up Paddleboarding, Tobogganing. 

Perfect for visiting Cheddar Gorge

At almost 400 feet deep and three miles long, Cheddar Gorge is England’s largest gorge.

Visit Gough’s Cave, Cox’s Cave, Jacob’s Ladder, Museum of Prehistory and Beyond the View which takes you on a cinematic journey through Cheddar Gorge. There is also a 3 mile The Cliff-Top Walk. 

Cycle the Strawberry Line

The Strawberry Line is mainly traffic-free, with no steep gradients and only 9 miles long, making it ideal for a family day out. Along the way you’ll appreciate the beauty and variety of Somerset as you pass cider apple orchards, wildlife-rich wetlands, steep wooded valleys and the spectacular Cheddar Gorge.

The entire path has a limestone dust that is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. It is used primarily for walking and cycling, though horse riding is permitted along a one mile section between Dolemoor Lane and Carditch Drove, which is between Congresbury and Sandford.

Visit Bristol

We are also close to Bristol; less than 25 minutes drive to the city centre.

Things to do in Bristol:
– Clifton Suspension Bridge
– Clifton Downs
– Bristol Lido
– Cabot Tower and Brandon Hill
– Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
– Thornbury Castle
– SS Great Britain
 The Wave (surfing)

Less than 30 minutes drive to the coast:

– Weston-super-Mare
– Burnham-on-Sea
– Clevedon

‘Things to do’ near The Woodborough Inn:

– Visit Glastonbury Tor
– Abseiling
– Well’s Cathedral
– Mountain Biking
– Visit the city of Bath
Thatchers Cider
– The Mendip Way
– Wookey Hole Caves
– Mendip Activity Centre

5 circular walks
from The Woodborough
Winscombe & the East Well
2½ miles: Fairly easy

Callow Drove & Shute Shelve Tunnel
4¼ miles: Moderate

Crook Peak
7½ miles: Fairly strenuous

Dolebury Warren
7½ miles: Strenuous

Cheddar Gorge
2¾ miles: Strenuous

Opening Times

Monday - Saturday

Open: 8am – 11pm

Food served:
Breakfast 8am -11am
Lunch 12am - 2.15pm
Dinner 5.30pm - 9.30pm


Open: 8am - 10pm

Food Served:
Breakfast 8am - 10am
Lunch/ Dinner 12pm - 7pm

Call us on 01934 844167 or  email us. Please let us know the date, number of people and also any special requirements.


01934 844167

The Woodborough Inn
2 Sandford Road
BS25 1HD

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