OUR NEWS

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Young Ranger Assistant Volunteer Vacancy

16th August 17

The Mendip Hills AONB team are looking for an enthusiastic and engaging volunteer to help provide general support for the scheme and its leader, helping to run the monthly activities with the Young Rangers and helping any of the Young...

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Despite the Changes: Annual Review 2016 -17

21st July 17

2016 -17 can be characterised by a period of change for the Mendip Hills AONB Unit, despite the staff changes they continued to engage with a wide variety of people to protect and enhance the Mendip Hills. The new AONB Unit continues...

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Two Students Live a Week in the Life of an AONB Unit

14th July 17

What does an AONB Unit do? We’ve had two students from local schools with us this week. They spent a day with each of our team members to discover the variety of ways we help keep the Mendip Hills special. Oli...

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Somerset Hedge Group

1st July 17

Photographic Competition 2017  Hedgerow Trees The Somerset Hedge Group has launched its 2017 digital photographic competition.  The competition follows successful competitions held every two years since 2008.  Winners will receive cash prizes at a presentation evening in November 2017. With sponsorship from CPRE,...

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Brackenburn – a Growing Success Story

7th June 17

If you know Black Down and Burrington Ham you’ll know that the bracken has been harvested from this site in August. But what happens to the bracken? Jim Hardcastle, AONB Unit Manager, delves into another way the Mendip Hills are managed...

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7 Reasons to Be a Young Ranger

30th May 17

As part of National Volunteering Week (1-7 June) we asked one of our own Young Rangers to give us 7 reasons why you should volunteer as a Young Ranger or with any group that gets outside.   1 Exercise I do a lot...

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Young Ranger Recruitment – Deadline 12th June 2017

30th May 17

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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Art Exhibition – Inspiration – Mendip Hills AONB!

23rd May 17

Tuesday 30th May 2017 10am-12pm Yeo Valley Headquarters Rhodyate Blagdon North Somerset BS40 7YE Come and see beautiful photographs and artwork from the children of Stoberry Park Primary School all inspired by the Mendip Hills. Canteen open 10.30-12 for cakes and drinks, maps available for local walks...

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Rock Walk and Cave Art

16th May 17

Free event at Ebbor Gorge in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) – 1.00pm - 4.00pm Sunday 21st May. Part of Naturally Healthy Month Create your own cave painting using pigments made from local soils. Come along any time between 1.00pm...

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Mendip Hills AONB Young Rangers: Now recruiting!

3rd May 17

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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