Our News

Read our articles below for what's going on in our world.

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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Somerset Festival of Nature to celebrate Somerset’s Natural Environment

9th May 19

Somerset Wildlife Trust, in collaboration with National Trust, Natural England, RSPB, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Exmoor National Park, Blackdown Hills AONB, Mendip Hills AONB, Quantock Hills AONB and Somerset Rural Life Museum, is proud to announce the return of...

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Step Outside during Naturally Healthy May

3rd May 19

May sees the start of Naturally Healthy Month a perfect reason to step outside and enjoy our open spaces, a chance to take in our beautiful surroundings and feel happier and healthier for it. Taking time out to experience the natural...

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Could you be our new Ranger Volunteer Coordinator?

30th April 19

The Mendip Hills AONB Unit is READVERTISING for a Ranger Volunteer Coordinator. This amazing role will help build on people's love of the area, helping them to get involved to make the area better for everyone. We were unable to...

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Farmers urged to bid online for Flood Work

19th February 19

Farmers across Somerset are being invited to bid in the UK’s first countywide auction for works to help stop flooding. The auction will be run online from February 26 - March 12 using a new Environment Agency web app, which can...

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