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Newsletter May 2016

Newsletter May 2016 (PDF download 750KB)

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Weekend Events

Lead Mining History and Ecology on the Mendip Hills Saturday 14th May 2pm – 4pm Lead mining no longer takes place on the Mendips and old spoil heaps and mines are now home to some very rare habitats and species. … Continue reading

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Newsletter April 2016

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Chew Valley Bird Fair

Chew Valley Bird Fair Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April 10am – 4pm The annual Chew Valley Bird Fair provides nature lovers, birdwatchers and photographers with a great day out in the country. It takes place on the lawns outside … Continue reading

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2016 Heritage Day

MENDIP HILLS HERITAGE DAY Saturday 16 April 10am – 4pm The 2016 Heritage Day’ speakers currently include: Charlie & Nancy Hollinrake on Leighton Medieval Ironworks at Torr Quarry, East Mendip Dr SusanShaw Rock End & the lost cottages of Cheddar … Continue reading

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Newsletter March 2016

Newsletter March 2016  (PDF download 900KB)

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Living Well Exhibition

Living Well Exhibition An event for people living with and beyond cancer Saturday 12th March 10am – 1.30pm Somerset College, Wellington Road, Taunton Nature and Wellbeing Officer Kristen Lambert and AONB volunteers will be attending the Living Well Exhibition (Event Flyer … Continue reading

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Newsletter February 2016

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Thursday 18th February 12 – 4pm

Half-Term Family Fun On Thursday 18th February from 12 – 4pm come along to the National Trust Information Centre in Cheddar Gorge for a FREE afternoon of activities with the Mendip Hills AONB team. There will be fun activities for … Continue reading

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Half Term Family Fun

Half-Term Family Fun On Thursday 18th February from 12 – 4pm come along to the National Trust Information Centre in Cheddar Gorge for a FREE afternoon of activities with the Mendip Hills AONB team. There will be fun activities for … Continue reading

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Newsletter January 2016

Newsletter January 2016 (PDF download 880KB)

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Outstanding Volunteers Needed

The Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Unit is currently recruiting volunteers to assist with events and promotion of the area. The AONB Unit is extremely lucky to have a very committed group of active volunteers who undertake … Continue reading

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Discovering Black Down Youth Project

Thirty young volunteers have contributed 737 hours of their time to improve Black Down in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The volunteers were participating in the Discovering Black Down Youth Project that is part of the … Continue reading

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Young Rangers First Aiding

On Saturday 14th November, we all went to the St Hugh’s church and took part in a first aid course. We learnt how to apply a bandage to a wound (we made gross fake wounds for this)how to apply both … Continue reading

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Young Rangers Caving

When we all got to Charterhouse Andy and Andy took us into a shed with lots of caving equipment. They got us all kitted up with; A boiler suit, a belt (so that they could attach a karabiner if they … Continue reading

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A call has gone out across Cheddar…

Volunteers wanted to welcome visitors to Cheddar A call has gone out across Cheddar and the surrounding area for volunteers to work with the National Trust, offering a warm welcome and helpful information to people visiting the village. The National … Continue reading

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Newsletter November 2015

Newsletter November 2015

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Young Rangers NOV2015

First Aid In November we had an important session, learning about 1st aid. The group had a go at bandaging, slings, cpr and the recovery position. They even had the chance to transport someone on a stretcher and put an … Continue reading

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Young Rangers OCT2015

Caving and John Muir Continuing our team building and ‘get to know you’ theme from September, in October we went caving in Goatchurch. We split into 2 groups, the more adventurous ones climbing down into the cave and the rest … Continue reading

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Young Rangers SEP2015

Saturday 19th September Our first meeting. The first thing we did was true and false. After that we did nose jousting which is amazingly fun. We all did some more team games including “the magic stick”. Then we when for … Continue reading

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Newsletter October 2015

Newsletter October 2015 (PDF download 715KB)

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Tourism Businesses

Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) tourism businesses On Monday 16th November Mendip Hills AONB with Visit Somerset are holding an event at Yeo Valley HQ, Blagdon for tourism businesses. If you are a business that is directly … Continue reading

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Cheddar Gorge Guided Walk

Thurs 29 Oct   10am – 1pm Cheddar Gorge Guided Walk A walk with the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Volunteer Rangers exploring England’s largest gorge with its weathered crags and pinnacles – one of our most spectacular natural … Continue reading

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Tourism Businesses Event

Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) tourism businesses On 16th November Mendip Hills AONB with Visit Somerset are holding an event at Yeo Valley HQ, Blagdon for tourism businesses. Visitors love visiting beautiful places – whether for a … Continue reading

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Artumnal Autumn

Artumnal Autumn: Free event in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Looking for something to do during the October half term, then why not come along on Thursday 29th October at 1.00pm and join a wild art … Continue reading

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First day for Young Rangers

Saturday 19th September marked the start of a new Young Ranger programme for 2015-2017 with get to know you games and team tasks before the Young Rangers went exploring our local Blackmoor Reserve. A great time was had by all … Continue reading

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Newsletter September 2015

Newsletter September 2015 (PDF download 730KB)

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Path repairs to protect Black Down

Path repairs to protect Black Down archaeology and heathland Work is underway to repair a badly eroded path and prevent damage to valuable archaeology and heathland on Black Down in the heart of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural … Continue reading

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Mendip Rocks! Practical Conservation days

Mendip Rocks! Mendip Hills AONB Practical Conservation days As part of Mendip Rocks! Festival 2015, Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Unit is offering practical two rock related conservation volunteer task days. On Wednesday 7th October at Westbury … Continue reading

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Outstanding Week!

Outstanding Week 19th- 27th September – a wide range of activities in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty across the country. Here are the details of one of them taking place in the Mendip Hills AONB: Starfish Wednesday 23 September 10.00am … Continue reading

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