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Annual Review Reveals the Real Value of Volunteers

28th May 18

The annual review for 2017 - 18 has been published by the AONB Unit and reveals the real value of volunteers. An amazing 3700 hours of effort were given by volunteers to the area, that's the financial equivalent of £26,500*. As...

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Families enjoy a Wild Day Out!

24th May 18

Families took part in a variety of nature based activities at our Wild Day Out on Saturday 19th May. Mini-beast hotels were built, families went on bug hunts and pond dipping while dens were constructed. There was something for all ages...

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What’s the State of the Mendip Hills AONB?

10th May 18

We've brought together a wide variety of information on the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to see how it is compared to 2009, the last time a similar report was done. In the report you'll find information, maps,...

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Let Nature Nurture Video

3rd May 18

https://youtu.be/f4WrTxbf3v4 The Somerset AONBs Nature and Wellbeing Project has released a video that shows the positive impact it's having on people's lives and the landscape. This launch is timed to coincide with May being Naturally Healthy Month across Somerset and Devon. Alongside...

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Book your tickets for June’s Top of the Gorge Festival

12th April 18

Ever wondered what goes on at the Top of the Gorge? From the 23-24 June 2018 it will be the inaugural Top of the Gorge Festival! Following the success of last year’s South West Outdoor Festival on the same site the...

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Warming up for Naturally Healthy Month

12th April 18

May sees a month long programme of events across Somerset helping you connect with nature to promote health and wellbeing. With proven health benefits the key thing is to #StepOutside and #LetNatureNurture. Chris brings a group of adults with learning difficulties...

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Announcing our Protected Landscapes Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award

7th February 18

Alongside conserving and enhancing the natural beauty of the area each AONB team has a duty to support a strong rural economy. We are proud and delighted to be part of the protected landscape family in the South West that...

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Experience the Mendip Hills – Tourism Training 8 March 2018

1st February 18

LET'S GIVE THEM AN EXPERIENCE THEY'LL NEVER FORGET The adventure people have on the Mendip Hills keeps the rural economy going and allows people to get up close and personal with special qualities of the area. We want to help local...

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Early Christmas present for projects that benefit the Mendip Hills

18th December 17

The Mendip Hills Fund has awarded six grants to a range of community and environmental projects this festive season. Grants were awarded to East Harptree School Environment Club to buy new equipment and Blagdon Primary School for weekly forest school visits....

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Monster help for the Mendip Hills Fund

13th December 17

The Mendip Snowsport Centre and their Yeti are now helping the Mendip Hills Fund that gives grants to help local projects. Visitors making an online booking can make a 1% donation that goes into the fund. The Mendip Snowsport Centre, Churchill,...

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