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Conserving Black Down Project

24th February 11

The next phase of work on Black Down is underway with preparations for stone pitching to protect the Beacon Batch Barrow around the trig point which marks the highest point of the AONB at 325 metres above sea level. The Barrow,...

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Young Rangers February 2011

21st February 11

Our owl theme continued in February with exploring the diet of barn and tawny owls. The day began very early in a field above Charterhouse checking traps. Chris Sperring from the Hawk and Owl Trust had laid traps the night...

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AONB Volunteer Rangers

20th February 11

AONB VOLUNTEER RANGERS - 2 vacancies (August 2011)  have a look at our  main volunteering page for more information.

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Ranger News January 2011

20th February 11

January 2011 Blackdown Thursday January 6th The festive season had certainly brought out the revellers we thought, as we cleared away the copious amounts of Christmas wrapping paper plus lemons and onions from the car park at the top of...

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Young Rangers January 2011

20th February 11

Mendip Hills AONB Young Rangers – First session of 2011 The first session of 2011 for the Mendip Hills AONB Young Rangers on Saturday 8th January combined a practical session making barn owl boxes and a chance to explore the solar...

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Advanced Young Rangers

20th February 11

November 2010 The latest activity of the AONB Advanced Young Rangers Programme was a day of scrub clearance with the National Trust at Cheddar Gorge. The task, led by National Trust Ranger Rob Stephens with AONB Project Officer Andy Mallender ,...

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Young Rangers 2010

20th February 11

2010 There were volcanoes in the Mendip Hills! The geological theme continued in October with a visit to the Somerset Earth Science Centre at Moonhill Quarry. Looking down into the deepest quarry on the Mendips, the Young Rangers learnt that over 400...

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Solar Park Proposal

1st February 11

Environmental Impact Assessment advised for Solar park proposal near Bleadon The Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Unit having been consulted by North Somerset Council on a new solar park, near Bleadon has advised that a full Environmental...

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