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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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New Ranger on the Mendip Hills AONB

2nd July 19

Lauren Holt has started this week as the new Ranger Volunteer Coordinator with the Mendip Hills AONB Unit. This role is the first point of contact for all our Volunteer Rangers as well as organising and leading all the practical tasks...

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Annual Review 2018-19

2nd July 19

The Mendip Hills AONB Unit have published their annual review for 2018-19. The review captures the breadth of work the AONB Unit is involved with to look after this special landscape. The headlines are the increase in volunteer hours and...

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Visitors to Chew Valley Lake set to enjoy new off-road recreational trail

25th June 19

An important milestone has been reached in the plan for a recreational trail around Chew Valley Lake by the granting of planning permission for the north west section of the trail. When combined with permissions that are already in place,...

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The walls of Mendip look set for a brighter future thanks to Volunteer Training

12th June 19

Twenty volunteers are now skilled and ready to conserve and enhance the iconic drystone walls on the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) thanks to the AONB Unit. The AONB Unit worked with an accredited Dry Stone Walling Association...

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Mendip Hills AONB Young Rangers: Now Recruiting

14th May 19

The Mendip Hills AONB Unit are looking for 15 adventurous young people who love the outdoors and who want to be part of a special group of Young Rangers. They will get a taste for what it’s like to look after...

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Were you Counted? The Mendip Hills AONB Big Visitor Count

9th May 19

If you were out and about on the Mendip Hills this bank holiday then you may well have spotted staff and volunteers from the Mendip Hills AONB Unit who were taking part in The 2019 Mendip Hills AONB Big Visitor...

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