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Rock of Ages Cleft for me!

This is where the Inspiration for the hymn Rock of Ages came from. Just at the bottom of the Combe... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Pretty Amazing

My girlfriend and I had cause to drive both up and down the 'Gorge' today, although not as... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2018
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Burrington, Cheddar, England
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 November 2012

If you need to escape the tourist trail, drive on to Burrington Combe where you can put on your walking boots on and explore. Look out for the Rock of Ages. There's parking at the garden center and cafe for refreshments.

3  Thank DhBahiya
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Reviewed 30 August 2015

Burrington combe a great place to walk and enjoy the views. Just don't stop at the Burrington Inn. The service we found was very unfriendly.. and the food was poor and very expensive.

3  Thank Colin270853
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

This is where the Inspiration for the hymn Rock of Ages came from. Just at the bottom of the Combe there is a small car park and on the opposite side is a plaque and the cleft in the rock. If the Reverend Tiplady had...More

1  Thank denerik2015
Reviewed 26 January 2018

My girlfriend and I had cause to drive both up and down the 'Gorge' today, although not as impressive as the Gorge down to Cheddar from a parallel road, the rock structures and what they represent are amazing, rock formations apparently 'facing' or 'pointing' in...More

1  Thank Strictly-5-Star
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Burrington Ham used to be really beautiful and the views on a clear day all the way to South Wales are still truly outstanding. Even in Winter, the paths and tracks made for lovely walks. But, over the last few years, with the introduction of...More

1  Thank Trevor W
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Parked at the top of the Coombe and enjoyed a great walk on Burrington Ham. Great views towards Black Down - and out over the Bristol Channel. Plenty of parking at the top of the Coombe - and an Ice Cream Van waiting at the...More

2  Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Beautiful location. Provides a lovely walk. Easy to access, parking and an ince cream van in the summer. No frills in terms of a location but then when did nature have to provide fake thrills!

1  Thank LAlinds
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Great walking country with fantastic views of the Mendip Hills. Gentle walks with good paths though muddy at this time of the year. On a good day you could see the Severn Estuary and hints of Welsh mountains in the distance. Good car parking.

Thank jessicacK575OC
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Burrington Combe is a Carboniferous Limestone gorge near the village of Burrington, on the north side of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Augustus Toplady rested here beneath the rock and was inspired to compose the hymn Rock of Ages! A wonderful rock,...More

1  Thank JuneBug1939
Reviewed 2 August 2016

It's very close to Cheddar Gorge, but smaller and without the hoo-ha! Just as beautiful in it own way and, for me, very interesting because of the cleft in the rock which inspired the old hymn 'Rock of Ages'. It's fairly easy to miss this...More

1  Thank Geoff L
Reviewed 9 May 2016

This is the place where I took my first underground caving trip back in 1974 and was the start of a life-long love of caves. There are over 20 in this area and a big one - Aveline's Hole which you can walk into on...More

Thank Richard_Feynman
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Burrington combe lives in the shadow of it's bigger cousin at Cheddar but has it's own merits of being very natural and without the commercial enterprises. Some lovely walks from here and a chance to go "proper" caving at Goat Church for the more adventurous

Thank gavinbath
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