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Cheddar Gorge - Geology and Tourism

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´╗┐Cheddar Gorge Where is Cheddar Gorge? Cheddar Gorge is in the county of Somerset in England. Cheddar Gorge is one of Britain's best known limestone features and also it is the largest gorge. A gorge is a deep and narrow and is formed by a river eroding vertically (downwards) through the land. What does it look like? The gorge is a wooded landscape with grey limestone cliffs, almost vertical in places, reaching almost 500 feet and three miles long. These limestone are sediments that have been compressed over millions of years. There are many huge mountain range hill tops that are incredible to climb, as well as vibrant greenery alongside eroded rocks. How was Cheddar Gorge formed? ...read more.


Caves are the main attraction in the Cheddar Gorge area. They are formed due to the structure and the composition of limestone. There are many features found in the caves, most of them which attract the tourists are stalactites and stalagmites. The shape of the stalactites and stalagmites depents on the speed of flow with thicker stalactites are resulting from slower flow and thinner ones from rapid flow. Pillars are formed when stalactites and stalagmites join together. What activites do people do in Chedar Gorge? Go on a tour ride to see the cliff tops and natural beauty of the caves: There is rock climbing on the top of the cliffs of the cave: And exploring and having your own adventure through the caves: Tourists can walk up the cliff tops and The Lookout ...read more.


For different group of tourists. Therefore, I have come up with a conclusion that school groups were the highest among the other group of tourist to likely cause the conflict to create noise, disturb wildlife, create litter ect. This is maybe because children might not know what to do or not to do in a natural life enviroment. So, I have come up with a code of coduct for tourists and school groups when visting Cheddar Gorge: Code of Conduct: * Keep quiet and speak in a low tone of voice * DO NOT drop litter, use the bins provided * DO NOT harm any living creatures including plants * BE AWARE of stone fall hazard * Walk in a sensible manner, incase cause of erosion * DO NOT smoke * BE AWARE of slippery rocks You can explore the Cheddar Gorge caves: You can explore the Cheddar Gorge caves: ...read more.

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