Monthly Archives: July 2013

Free Events to Discover Black Down!

An exciting programme of events on Black Down and Burrington Ham in the Mendip Hills AONB starts in August to raise awareness of the importance of this special landscape. The programme of free events taking place from August to October … Continue reading

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Newsletter July 2013

Newsletter July 2013 (PDF Download 350KB)

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Advanced Young Rangers Sign Out!

The Advanced Young Rangers final activity of the year was a canoe trip along the Congresbury Yeo River.  We met our instructors from Mendip Outdoor Pursuits who kitted us out with safety gear and, while still on the bank, gave … Continue reading

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A Special Place

Discovering Black Down – Events Listing

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Goodbye! Hello! Young Rangers

The fourth intake of AONB Young Rangers have completed their 2 year programme with an overnight expedition and camp. On Saturday the group set out from Charterhouse and used their navigation skills to follow a route via Velvet Bottom, Long … Continue reading

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Practical Volunteers Return!

It gives me great pleasure to announce the return of the Mendip Hills AONB Unit practical volunteers! After Owen’s successes with the group I am lucky to have taken over and last Tuesday, 10 willing volunteers braved the gloriously sunny … Continue reading

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Save Burrington Combe Toilets

An action group has been formed to try to save the public toilets in Burrington Combe in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) from closing.   North Somerset Council is working with the owner of the site, the … Continue reading

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Young Rangers: Recruiting now!

The Mendip Hills AONB Unit is recruiting 15 young people between the ages of 12 to 13 to join its popular Young Ranger programme for 2013-2015. The two year programme provides a fantastic opportunity to find out about protected landscapes … Continue reading

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