Events Code of Conduct

In recent years an increasing number of large-scale events have been taking place in the AONB. To try and ensure that such  events do not have a negative impact on the environment and on other people’s enjoyment of the area the AONB Partnership has produced guidelines with the aim of ensuring that events within the AONB are appropriate, well planned, well located and well organised.

Code of Conduct for Event Organisers (PDF download – 30KB)

Cheddar Parish Council have produced the following guidance – Cheddar Village and Gorge Events Guidance

The Historic Landscape of the Mendip Hills  by Elaine Jamieson (rrp £35.00)  (launched 23rd July 2015) To order a copy please telephone 01235 465577 or email Marston Direct Orders

Dates for your Diary

‘step in stone’ - multistranded art trail around disused and working quarries in the East Mendips.
July to October 2015 
Final Programme of Walks Talks and Workshops (PDF download 1.5MB)

Mendip Rocks! 2015 - Mendip Rocks! 2015 is back for its fifth year of events which bring alive the millions of years of the fascinating geology of the Mendip Hills. Step back in time to explore an amazing 420 million years of geology right under your feet. Full details and programme.

Outstanding Week 19th- 27th September – a wide range of activities in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty across the country. Further information available soon.

Mendip Hills AONB is organising two walks;

Knowle Hill Welly Walk
Sunday 20 September

Join the Mendip Hills AONB Volunteer Rangers for a 2 ½ mile walk from Chew Valley Lake to the top of Knowle Hill.  This short walk, suitable for little legs, is rewarded with far reaching views across the Chew Valley to the Mendip Hills.
Max number of people: 20
Booking essential please email Andrew Mallender or Contact Us

Wednesday 23 September
10.00am – 12.30pm

If you have ever wondered what the strange tumps are on Black Down or the secret story behind the bunker, then why not join Ruth Coleman on a walk back in time. Come along for a walk up onto Black Down and find out about the secret world of Starfish during WWII and how the area acted as a decoy site for Bristol.
Max number of people: 2
Booking essential please email Stuart Bardsley or got to the Discovering Black Down Calendar

Tourism in the Mendip Hills AONB – Mendip Hills AONB & Visit Somerset
Mon 16th November
10.00- 2.00pm
Yeo Valley HQ, Blagdon
Showcase of sustainable tourism businesses and networking for local businesses
£10 per place includes 2 course local produce lunch in Fodder – Booking essential:
Please email Mendip Hills AONB or Contact Us
Full programme available soon.

Events for the Discovering Black Down project are now on the Discovering Black Down web site.