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The walls of Mendip look set for a brighter future thanks to Volunteer Training

12th June 19

Twenty volunteers are now skilled and ready to conserve and enhance the iconic drystone walls on the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) thanks to the AONB Unit. The AONB Unit worked with an accredited Dry Stone Walling Association...

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Mendip Hills AONB Young Rangers: Now Recruiting

14th May 19

The Mendip Hills AONB Unit are looking for 15 adventurous young people who love the outdoors and who want to be part of a special group of Young Rangers. They will get a taste for what it’s like to look after...

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Were you Counted? The Mendip Hills AONB Big Visitor Count

9th May 19

If you were out and about on the Mendip Hills this bank holiday then you may well have spotted staff and volunteers from the Mendip Hills AONB Unit who were taking part in The 2019 Mendip Hills AONB Big Visitor...

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Somerset Festival of Nature to celebrate Somerset’s Natural Environment

9th May 19

Somerset Wildlife Trust, in collaboration with National Trust, Natural England, RSPB, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Exmoor National Park, Blackdown Hills AONB, Mendip Hills AONB, Quantock Hills AONB and Somerset Rural Life Museum, is proud to announce the return of...

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Step Outside during Naturally Healthy May

3rd May 19

May sees the start of Naturally Healthy Month a perfect reason to step outside and enjoy our open spaces, a chance to take in our beautiful surroundings and feel happier and healthier for it. Taking time out to experience the natural...

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Could you be our new Ranger Volunteer Coordinator?

30th April 19

The Mendip Hills AONB Unit is READVERTISING for a Ranger Volunteer Coordinator. This amazing role will help build on people's love of the area, helping them to get involved to make the area better for everyone. We were unable to...

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Farmers urged to bid online for Flood Work

19th February 19

Farmers across Somerset are being invited to bid in the UK’s first countywide auction for works to help stop flooding. The auction will be run online from February 26 - March 12 using a new Environment Agency web app, which can...

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Partnership Working with Stile

14th February 19

The Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Unit and Somerset Wildlife Trust have been working together to enhance Bubwith Acres Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest overlooking Cheddar in the heart of the Mendip Hills AONB. Volunteers...

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Christmas Walkers enjoy Mendip Experience

10th January 19

Walkers were treated to a true Mendip experience during our seasonal Volunteer Ranger lead Christmas walks with mizzle, mist and mince pies all on offer. The Edge of Mendip took in the history and wildlife of some of Mendip’s nature...

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Mendip Hills Fund Grant Award Announcement 2018

10th December 18

The Mendip Hills Fund is able to make grants to ten projects this festive season. Thanks to a record year of fundraising the scheme that helps environmental and community projects on the Mendip Hills has had more money than ever...

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