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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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Bank Holiday Monday May Fayre

26th April 17

Shipham May Fayre will take place on the Village Green, The Square, Shipham on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May and Mendip Hills AONB will have a stand at the Fayre supported by our Mendip Hills AONB Volunteers. The stand will...

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Building a Great Future – DEFRA Invitation

11th April 17

Please be aware- all planned stakeholder workshops on food, farming and fishing have been postponed until after the general election on June 8th Defra recognise this is very short notice to change plans and apologise for any inconvenience that this might...

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A new Volunteer Coordinator has started across the Hills of Somerset

22nd March 17

Sammy Fraser is the new Volunteer Coordinator for the Quantock Hills, Mendip Hills and Blackdown Hills, all nationally protected as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. She will be working with each AONB team to help people get involved in these...

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