Walkers were treated to a true Mendip experience during our seasonal Volunteer Ranger lead Christmas walks with mizzle, mist and mince pies all on offer. The Edge of Mendip took in the history and wildlife of some of Mendip’s nature reserves whilst providing the best views in Somerset. Even the mist lifted slightly, making the climb through Ebbor Gorge all the more worthwhile.
The hardy walkers on our Rowberrow Ramble experienced some very Mendip weather whilst learning about the hidden history of Rowberrow from the Bronze Age to WWII. The thought of a warm pub at the end kept everyone going.
Jim Hardcastle, Manager of the AONB Unit said ‘It was fantastic to see so many people take part on our guided walks. We are really keen to provide a ‘Mendip experience’ not just a walk and the feedback we’ve received has been really pleasing. Our thanks must go to our fantastic Volunteer Rangers for their meticulous planning and delivery. We would also like to extend our thanks to the Queen Vic at Priddy and The Swan at Rowberrow who hosted our post walk drinks’.
Although we don’t make a charge for our walks we do ask for a suggested donation with all proceeds going to the Mendip Hills Fund.
We are currently planning out Easter guided walks, see our events page for further details in due course or you can sign up to our enewsletter to receive early warning on future walks together with news from the AONB Unit.