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

Mendip Hills Heritage Day
Wells and Mendip Museum
Saturday 18th April
10am – 4pm
The 2015 Annual Heritage Day will take place on UNESCO World Heritage Day with an exciting line up of speakers including, in alphabetical order, Stuart Bardsley on the HLF funded “Discovering Black Down” project, Alan Gray on the “Rediscovery of the Lost Cave of Hutton”, Zena Kamash “From Mendip to Levels: landscapes and identities 1500BC to AD1086”, Dr. Jodie Lewis on 2014 excavations at Priddy, Pip Osborne on her Chewton excavations and Robin Thornes on new research on Burrington Hams.

Tickets must be booked in advance – £12.50 to include lunch.
For full programme details and to book please visit Wells Museum web site

Chew Valley Bird Fair
Friday 24 April 2015
Saturday 25 April 2015
10am – 4pm
AONB Volunteer Rangers will be attending with an information stand and activities. The event will feature wildlife talks and photography demonstrations along with stands from the RSPB, Hawk and Owl Trust, Specialised Nest Boxes and Avon Wildlife Trust.
Full Information

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.
Free but booking essential please email Mendip Hills AONB

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

‘step in stone’ - multistranded art trail around disused and working quarries in the East Mendips.
August to October 2015
Programme of Walks Talks and Workshops

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
Full programme available soon.

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