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Applications now OPEN for the Mendip Hills Fund

5th September 18

Do you have a project that will benefit the environment or community of the Mendip Hills that needs funding? The 2018 round of applications for the fund will be open between September and October and this years there’s more money...

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Mendip Hills Fund receives largest ever donation

30th August 18

Runners of this years’ Butcombe Trail Ultramarathon have enabled an incredible donation of £3000 to the Mendip Hills Fund. This is the single largest donation to the fund since it started in 2014. The Butcombe Trail Ultramarathon is based on the...

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Mendip Hills Fund: gearing up for applications

20th July 18

Do you have a project that will benefit the environment or community of the Mendip Hills that needs funding? The Mendip Hills Fund will be open for applications between September and October. Grants of up to £2000 are available for projects...

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Bracken spraying on Burrington Common

12th July 18

For many years bracken has been an increasing problem on Black Down and Burrington Ham. The heathland in this area is home for many species and is threatened by the spreading bracken. The intention is to create a 'mosaic' where some...

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Annual Rock festival begins

10th July 18

Let there be Rock! This year's special programme of events that celebrates the unique geology of the Mendip Hills is has started. The Mendip Rocks! programme has been organised by the AONB Unit and the Somerset Earth Science Centre since 2011....

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Banwell crowned Gorge Champions 2018

9th July 18

The first ever rock-based school sports day took place on 22nd June in Cheddar Gorge. Four local primary schools competed to be the Gorge Champions. We are pleased to announce the winners of the Gorge Championship 2018 are Banwell Primary...

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Annual Review Reveals the Real Value of Volunteers

28th May 18

The annual review for 2017 - 18 has been published by the AONB Unit and reveals the real value of volunteers. An amazing 3700 hours of effort were given by volunteers to the area, that's the financial equivalent of £26,500*. As...

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Families enjoy a Wild Day Out!

24th May 18

Families took part in a variety of nature based activities at our Wild Day Out on Saturday 19th May. Mini-beast hotels were built, families went on bug hunts and pond dipping while dens were constructed. There was something for all ages...

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What’s the State of the Mendip Hills AONB?

10th May 18

We've brought together a wide variety of information on the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to see how it is compared to 2009, the last time a similar report was done. In the report you'll find information, maps,...

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Let Nature Nurture Video

3rd May 18

https://youtu.be/f4WrTxbf3v4 The Somerset AONBs Nature and Wellbeing Project has released a video that shows the positive impact it's having on people's lives and the landscape. This launch is timed to coincide with May being Naturally Healthy Month across Somerset and Devon. Alongside...

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