Archery and Wells Museum
Our trip this month was down to Wells for some archery and a visit to the Wells Museum. From a snowy start at Charterhouse, the weather improved as we went down the hill to Wells. The group was split in two, with half starting with archery and the other half going for a walk into town, past the Cathedral to the museum. Inside the museum were all sorts of fascinating artefacts found on the Mendips throughout history; they even have their own caving exhibit and we were able to experience a walk through a WW1 trench.
This month we were discovering and exploring Ebbor Gorge. A number of the group had never been here before so we had a good walk around the gorge learning about the site along the way. We also set some humane small mammal traps (unfortunately we didn’t catch anything) and learnt about lichens. Once we had explored the site we did some scrub clearance work for Natural England, in an area where the woodland is encroaching an area of open limestone grassland.