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(Latest Update 17th. October 2021)

our news

A Planning Success

A proposal by the Camping and Caravanning Club for a site in Sladacre Lane Blagdon has been dropped following objections by local residents and the Mendip Society. We have been thanked for our support.

Hedge Laying Course 30th October

Somerset Hedge Group is running a hedge laying day for beginners in the Quantocks. It costs £50 per person; for more details and to book visit:

Walks Programme Resumed

See the Walks page for details.

Archaeology Petition

Dr Jodie Lewis has been very supportive of the Mendip Society e.g. leading interesting walks around Priddy Nine Barrows. The University of Worcester has now decided to close her department which will end the work her students do on Mendip (note, this is not Gully Cave). Anyone who wishes to oppose this can sign a petition at

Birdlife along the Avon

Members may be interested in an article written by Dr. Lincoln Garland about birdlife along the River Avon through Bath. . We previously highlighted his work on birdlife on the Strawberry Line.

Bristol Airport Expansion Appeal Inquiry

The Mendip Society has supported the campaign against the expansion of Bristol Airport on account of concerns over noise and traffic. The appeal inquiry will commence on 20th July and is expected to take 40 days. The public is invited to follow the inquiry on-line. YouTube links to watch each session live will be available at  The attached letter gives further information.


our hills

The Mendip Hills sit high above the Somerset countryside in South West England.

The limestone uplands feature dry gorges, caves, sinks and river sources. One of the most famous areas is the Cheddar Gorge and the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a protected landscape.

our society


The Mendip Society works to conserve and enhance the Mendip Hills and surrounding areas for everyone to enjoy. 

As a registered charity, we organise social activities on the hills for all our members including walks, special interest visits and talks. We also manage some small nature reserves and members are encouraged to be involved with these.

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