Photo AONB unit-Cheddar Walkers are Welcome Launch

Our Tourism Projects

Mendip Hills Visitor Guide

This leaflet was updated and 10,000 copies distributed in 2014 and the 2015 version of 15000 copies is currently being distributed using another of the popular Anne Carpenters collages that have been used for the covers over the last 4 years.

Greentraveller Mendip Hills Online Guide

This continues to be updated and promoted by Greentraveller Ltd. Working with Greentraveller and part funded by a grant secured by Bath and North East Somerset Cllr Liz Richardson, the AONB Unit produced the Chew Valley Visitor Guide promoting the special qualities of the area around the lakes. 10,000 copies were distributed to tourist information centres and local visitor attractions in addition to being promoted on the Greentraveller, AONB and Visit Somerset websites.

Walkers are Welcome

The AONB Unit has supported the Cheddar Walking steering group to achieve Walkers are Welcome accreditation. In September Cheddar Walking was officially launched with an event in the gorge followed by 2 guided walks. The AONB Unit is working with Cheddar Walking and Mendip Ramblers to organise the 2016 Mendip Ramblers Walking Festival in Cheddar. Frome Town Council supported by the AONB Unit is beginning the process of the Walkers are Welcome accreditation.

Full Annual Review 2015-2016 (PDF download 2.5MB)