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)


Dates for your Diary

Historic Landscape of the Mendip Hills – Mendip Hills AONB
Thurs 23rd July
10.30 – 11.45 a.m
Cheddar Caves
Launch of new Historic England publication on the the Mendip Hills AONB and short presentations on history of Cheddar Gorge. Final Programme
Free but booking essential please email Mendip Hills AONB or Contact Us

Walk around historic Cheddar
Thurs 23rd July 
1.30- 3.00pm
Discover the hidden industrial history and significant buildings of interest in the lower Gorge and village. Led by local historic landscape and buildings researcher Sue Shaw, the 1.5 hour walk of approximately 2 miles will reveal a past that included a shirt factory, manufacture of charabanc bodies and fine paper making.
£5 per person (all profits to Cheddar Walkers are Welcome group).
15 places available -Booking essential please email Mendip Hills AONB or Contact Us

Festival of Archaeology 2015
Saturday 11th to Sunday 26th July
Registration now open on the CBA Festival web site
Festival of Archaeology Newsletter


stepinstoneleafletSM2‘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)





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.