Talks will resume in 2018 and we are looking for speakers. Any suggestions of anyone you know who would be willing to give a talk would be very welcome.



October 2017

For more information on Mendip Rocks Festival held mostly during October, go to the Links Page and use the link to the Mendip Hills AONB Service. The programme leaflet is available on the AONB Website

Sunday 22nd October – Ebbor Gorge Family Fun Day

A fun packed family day from 10.00am to 4.00pm of ‘sand pit fossil digs’, storytelling, guided walks to the gorge and caves and much more to reveal the reserve’s unique geology and rare archaeological finds. Jointly organised by the Mendip Society, the National Trust, Mendip Hill’s AONB, SESC, and Natural England. With family activities, rocks and fossils. In the Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve car park half way up the hill on the Wookey Hole to Priddy road.

Booking only needed for walks of the gorge and caves. Contact Simon Clarke on 01458 860120 or at: ST 520 484

November 2017

Wednesdays the 15th and 29th November – Work days in Sladers Leigh Nature Reserve

From 10.00am to 3.00pm (stay for as long or short a time as you like) we will be working on restoring the path area after a summers use as an alternative route for the Strawberry Line. We will also be clearing the pond, coppicing and some hedge clearance. Lots of volunteers are needed, and tools & hot drinks will be provided. Bring your favourite gloves. Meet in the National Trust car park, Winscombe Hill, Winscombe BS25 1DH.

For details contact Judith 01725 87428.     ST 422 562

 Sunday 19th & Monday 20th November – Hedge Laying Tuition at Tania’s Wood, Woodbridge Farm, Ubley BS40 6PX

We are again offering 2 training days in hedge laying techniques at Tania’s Wood. Our tutors will be Tina Bath and Chris Claxton who are both professional hedge layers. Both days will run from 10.00am to 3.00pm for a maximum of 8 complete beginners or those with some knowledge. The cost per day will be £15 which includes a hot lunch & drinks. Wear several thin loose layers of clothing and sturdy footwear. Bring your own tools if you have them (bow saw, slasher, gloves etc.) otherwise tools will be provided.

Please book with Judith on 01275 874284 or at:       ST 540 588 

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