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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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Partnership Working with Stile

14th February 19

The Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Unit and Somerset Wildlife Trust have been working together to enhance Bubwith Acres Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest overlooking Cheddar in the heart of the Mendip Hills AONB. Volunteers...

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Christmas Walkers enjoy Mendip Experience

10th January 19

Walkers were treated to a true Mendip experience during our seasonal Volunteer Ranger lead Christmas walks with mizzle, mist and mince pies all on offer. The Edge of Mendip took in the history and wildlife of some of Mendip’s nature...

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Mendip Hills Fund Grant Award Announcement 2018

10th December 18

The Mendip Hills Fund is able to make grants to ten projects this festive season. Thanks to a record year of fundraising the scheme that helps environmental and community projects on the Mendip Hills has had more money than ever...

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International Volunteer Day 2018

5th December 18

Volunteers are an integral part of the AONB team - much of the work of the AONB team could not be done without their support. We have 54 volunteers working with our team who undertake a wide variety of tasks on...

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2018 AONB Volunteer of the Year Award

4th December 18

The Mendip Hills AONB Partnership have announced their Volunteer of the Year for 2018. Richard Ellis, from Cheddar, is this years well-deserving recipient. The award is made to the volunteer who the AONB Unit think has gone above and beyond a...

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Draft Mendip Hills AONB Management Plan 2019-24 – Formal Consultation

28th November 18

A Draft Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Management Plan 2019-24 is now available for comment between 28th November 2018 and 16th January 2019. As required by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (the CRoW Act) the...

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