Greentraveller Video Launch

Monday 28th October 2013
View from Prospect Stile to Chew Valley Lake

View from Prospect Stile to Chew Valley Lake

A video promoting the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has been launched on the Greentraveller Mendip Hills AONB online guide.

The Mendip Hills AONB video features places to visit, local produce, farm shops, as well as local food producers, such as Thatchers cider and Cheddar cheese. The video promotes family-friendly things to do in the area, from visitor attractions like Cheddar Gorge and Chew Valley Lake, to outdoor activities, such as walking, cycling, and caving.

The video and guide are to encourage visitors to make the most of the area in a way that has a low impact on the environment and a positive impact on the region’s economy, local communities and natural landscape.

Greentraveller’s Guide to the Mendip Hills AONB features over 40 recommendations for where to stay, eat and what to see and do in the area. It includes an interactive map of the featured businesses and in-depth information on how visitors can reduce their environmental impact by travelling to and around the area by public transport and on foot or by bike.

Greentraveller’s team of professional travel writers has picked out some of the top green places to stay, from mellow-stoned B&Bs and converted cottages on working farms, to family-friendly campsites and wild meadow yurt camps. The guide also lists where to find local produce, such as authentic pubs, great restaurants, and local farm shops, as well as local food producers.

Sarah Jackson, Mendip Hills AONB Manager, says:
“The Greentraveller video has added an extra dimension to the online guide highlighting some of the fantastic scenery, local produce and activities the area has to offer. It puts us firmly on the map as a great place of natural beauty to visit on the doorstep of Bristol and Weston-super-Mare.”

Florence Fortnam, Head of Content, Greentraveller Limited, says:
“The Mendip Hills AONB is an incredibly varied landscape, one of dramatic scenes and wild plains. Visitors flock in their droves to Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves every year, but, magnificent though these visitor attractions are, the AONB has so much more to reward the visitor who chooses to stay in the area a little longer; culture vultures, nature lovers and foodies will all find plenty to keep them happy here. “We are delighted to produce this video as this medium really does help to inspire residents and visitors to seek out the range of sustainable experiences in this glorious part of England.”

The video has been supported by a grant from the Mendip Hills AONB Sustainable Development Fund.