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Local artist helping raise money for the Mendip Hills Fund

9th October 19

Mendip based artist Andrea Bonetti auctions a unique series of art with all money going to the Mendip Hills Fund. Andrea Bonetti from Blagdon entered 5 pastel and charcoal drawings, entitled ‘Happy’, as part of a competition entitled ‘Does Happiness Grow...

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Mendip Hills AONB Partnership welcomes findings of Designated Landscapes Review

2nd October 19

The Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership welcomes the findings of the Designated Landscapes Review. We are pleased that the Review team have recognised the value of the AONB designation and the hard work that AONB staff...

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Walling Win for Mendip Hills AONB Volunteers

30th September 19

Volunteers from the Mendip Hills AONB Unit came first, third and fourth at the 150th Annual Mendip Society Ploughing Match dry stone walling competition on Wednesday 25th September.   The volunteers provide a skill and a service that is essential to...

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Mendip Hills Fund opens for applications

18th September 19

Do you love the Mendip Hills and need money to get your project off the ground? The Mendip Hills Fund is now open for applications for projects that benefit the environment or community of the area. Over £13,000 has been...

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Beloved local beauty spots to take part in national celebrations

12th September 19

Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will be taking part in Landscapes for Life week which takes place 21-29 September 2019. Each year Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty across the UK organise special events during Landscapes for Life week, but...

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Mendip Hills Fund receives its single largest donation

29th August 19

c.TACH Jim Hardcastle, manager of the Mendip Hills AONB, explaining how the donation to the Mendip Hills Fund is used to help projects in the area. The Mendip Hills Fund has received an amazing donation of £3100 from the...

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Calling all potential Volunteer Rangers

14th August 19

Members of the public interested in volunteering to help conserve the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are invited to come along to an open evening on Thursday 26th September to hear about how to become a prestigious...

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Mendip Young Rangers go International in trip to Estonia

2nd August 19

Two intrepid Young Rangers from the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) embarked on a trip of a lifetime to Estonia in July to take part in the International Junior Ranger Camp. Ross and James represented the Mendips in...

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Young Rangers celebrate their graduation

24th July 19

Over the weekend of 20-21 July, the Mendip Hills Young Rangers, led by the AONB Unit, met for their final camp-out of a two year programme designed to equip them with skills required to explore, conserve and enhance the Mendip...

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Gorge Champions 2019

4th July 19

Cheddar First School won this years Gorge Championship organised by the Mendip Hills AONB Unit. The second rock-based school sports day took place on 14th June in Cheddar Gorge. Five local primary schools competed to be the Gorge Champions.  School-children from...

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