Three Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserves make up the Cheddar Complex: Black Rock, Long Wood and Velvet Bottom. The area is famous for its caves and the spectacular Cheddar Gorge, which runs close to the reserves.
The three nature reserves that make up the Cheddar Complex are linked and can be accessed from either end via Black Rock (off Cheddar Gorge) or Velvet Bottom. You need to walk through Black Rock to get to Longwood.
The nearest postcode for Black Rock is BA5 3BT (ST 48205452) & for Velvet Bottom is BS40 7XR (ST 50255550). The postcode will get you close to the reserve but you will need the grid reference for the exact location.
By road: Access to the complex is via Black Rock off the B3135 (1.2miles NE of Cheddar) or via Velvet Bottom off the B3134 to Charterhouse.
By bicycle: National Cycle Network routes pass a mile to the east (through Charterhouse) and south-west (through Cheddar) of Black Rock.