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The Mendip Hills AONB

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The Mendip Hills AONBThe Mendip Hills AONBThe Mendip Hills AONB

This is one of England’s most special places – the limestone Mendip Hills with the lakes of the Chew Valley is a stunning landscape of steep slopes and undulating plateau punctuated by spectacular gorges and rocky outcrops. On the hilltops there are hundreds of ancient monuments, whilst on steeper slopes flower rich grasslands and wooded combes offer varied habitats for a wide variety of wildlife.

In recognition of its special qualities the area has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

As well as enjoying the hills you can join in to keep them special!

The Mendip Hills AONB Young Ranger Scheme has been running since 2005 when the first two year programme was set up with 15 Young Rangers aged 11- 15 years, selected from local schools.

The AONB welcomes volunteers who regularly give up their time to conserve and enhance the areas they love through practical tasks at nature reserves or at public events that inspire others to get involved.

Visit the AONB website to find out how to get involved!

Click here for maps and walking information

Information for the Residents of THE CITY OF WELLS • MENDIP HILLS • SOMERSET LEVELS