Our News

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

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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Volunteer of the Year Award Announced

4th December 17

The 2017 Mendip Hills AONB Volunteer of the Year award has been awarded jointly to Dave and Judith Tranter for their amazing contribution to our work. Dave has been an AONB Volunteer Ranger for over 20 years but has helped young...

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Mendip Hills AONB Partnership seeks Chair & Vice-Chair

29th November 17

The Mendip Hills AONB Partnership are seeking to appoint a new Chair and Vice-chair to lead their work for at least the next two years. The Mendip Hills AONB Partnership brings together organisations and interests and provides a strategic and co-ordinated...

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Independent Research into Housing in England’s AONBs Published

21st November 17

Mendip Hills AONB welcomes publication of independent research into housing in England’s AONBs 2012-2017 The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England and the National Association for AONBs (NAAONB) has published an independent review that highlights the pressures of housing and...

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Mendip Hills AONB Partnership Meeting – 16/11/17

16th October 17

The Mendip Hills AONB Partnership Committee are set to meet on 16 November at Cheddar Caves, please come along if you can. Very pleased to announce Leon Troake from Cheddar Caves will be talking to the Partnership about the new attractions...

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British Blade Shearing Record Set on the Mendip Hills

11th October 17

A new British record was set for blade-shearing sheep on Saturday 30th September 2017 at Fernhill Farm on the Mendip Hills. A back-breaking 397 lambs were shorn in 9 hours, roughly 1.4 sheep every minute by two Welsh shearers Gareth Owen...

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The Fund that Helps the Hills is Open for Applications During October

28th September 17

The Mendip Hills AONB Unit and Somerset Community Foundation are pleased to announce that the latest grant round for the Mendip Hills Fund is open for applications from 1st – 31st October. Grant funding of up to £2,000 is available for...

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