Photo Diana Jarvis Greentraveller Chew Valley Lake


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

Festival of Archaeology
Saturday 12 July 2014 – Sunday 27 July 2014

Full programme available from Wells and Mendip Museum web site.

Mendip Hills AONB Historic Environment Day
Saturday 19th July 2014
10am – 4pm

Booking is essential for this very popular event. You will find a detailed prgramme and information on how to book on the Wells and Mendip Museum web site.

Tuesday July 22 2014
10am – 3pm
The Somerset Botany Group will be carrying out a botanical survey of an area of heathland on Black Down. If you are a beginner or an expert and would like to learn more then come along and join in this important survey of wildflowers on Black Down. Some previous knowledge of plant identification would be useful but you don’t need to be an expert.
Booking essential Book Here
This event is FREE

Thursday July 24 2014
Come along to the first free family event of the summer holidays. Use nets and pots to catch the critters that creep around the commons in this minibeast safari to discover the amazing variety of wildlife that can be found on Burrington Ham.
Booking essential Book Here
This event is FREE

Thursday July 31 2014
With 600,000 people living within 45 mins drive, Black Down is under increasing pressure from erosion. We need help to monitor the level of erosion and will be holding a series of regular monitoring days. If you can spare a couple of hours then why not come along to help measure the erosion scars and take photos.
Booking essential Book Here
This event is FREE

More events on Black Down for August, September and October listed on the Discovering Black Down Project Events Calendar 2014