A Winter Wander

Tuesday 24th February 2015

A Winter Wander: Free event in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) – Saturday 28th February 10.00am to 1.00pm
WinterWandersmJoin the Discovering Black Down Project Officer on a winter walk around Black Down and the Burrington Commons. This is a great time of year to see the features in the landscape that are usually hidden by the lush vegetation of the summer and a great opportunity to see what wildlife is about at this time of year. To find out more details and where to meet or book on this free event, go to our Calendar or contact Stuart Bardsley, Discovering Black Down Project Officer on 01761 462338, or email Stuart Bardsley


Discovering Black Down Project

Discovering Black Down is a three year project (2013-2016) funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project will raise awareness of the wildlife and archaeological value of the Black Down and Burrington Commons through activities, events and training.

In recent years erosion and damage to specific features and the site in general has occurred through a combination of recreational use and weather. Alongside the Discovering Black Down Project, work to restore and repair badly eroded paths across the Commons will be undertaken.

The legacy of Discovering Black Down will be to ensure local community and user group volunteers continue to play an active role in the care and conservation of this area’s heritage.

The project is guided by the Black Down Advisory Group with representatives from Mendip Hills AONB Unit, Natural England, English Heritage, Somerset County Council, North Somerset Council, and the land owner Sir David Wills.

For further information contact; Stuart Bardsley Discovering Black Down Project Officer
Stuart Bardsley Tel: 01761 462338