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About Mendip Hills AONB

The Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) 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.RESPECT - PROTECT - ENJOY
Sections of our routes travel through wildlife friendly areas. Please be aware of this and know your Countryside Code and adventure responsibly
• Leave gates and property as you find them and keep to paths
• Leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home
• Keep dogs under effective control
• Be considerate of locals and others enjoying the outdoors
• Follow advice and local signs

Distance travelled

215 mi

Time in motion

39:03 h

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  1. Mendip Hills AONB planned a hike.

    April 29, 2021

    Cheddar Gorge and Mascall's Wood Nature Reserve

    2.23 mi
    1.4 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    1. Mendip Hills AONB

      This walk is an alternative to the traditional Cheddar Gorge walk. It'll take you off the beaten track and through Mascall's Wood Nature Reserve as you enjoy views looking back along the Mendip South facing ridge. You'll follow the West Mendip Way to Mascall's Wood before heading uphill to join part

      • April 29, 2021

  2. Mendip Hills AONB planned a hike.

    April 28, 2021

    2.98 mi
    1.5 mph
    475 ft
    450 ft
    1. Mendip Hills AONB

      Starting at the Queens Arms Pub or close by, this walk starting in the tucked away village of Bleadon will take you on a short but steep climb up through the beautiful Hellenge Hill Nature Reserve. This site managed by Avon Wildlife Trust is a haven for wildlife. You'll enjoy panoramic views of the levels

      • April 29, 2021

  3. Mendip Hills AONB planned a hike.

    April 28, 2021

    2.43 mi
    1.6 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    1. Mendip Hills AONB

      The Black Holes of Burrington will show you one of the Mendip Hills most exciting special qualities - the Mendip Caves! On this short hike you will see the entrances of 6 caves if you can find them! Some are obvious and easy to find and others might be trickier. The walk starts in the finest places to

      • April 28, 2021

  4. Mendip Hills AONB planned a hike.

    April 28, 2021

    1. Mendip Hills AONB

      Starting at Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve car park - This hike takes you up through the magnificent Ebbor Gorge once the site of the old river Axe full to the brim with secret nooks and hidden gems to explore. Take extra care as the climb up through the gorge is technical and requires sure footedness

      • April 28, 2021

  5. Mendip Hills AONB planned a hike.

    April 28, 2021

  6. Mendip Hills AONB planned a hike.

    April 19, 2021

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  7. Mendip Hills AONB went for a hike.

    April 6, 2021

  8. Mendip Hills AONB planned a bike ride.

    March 30, 2021

    45.4 mi
    8.7 mph
    2,325 ft
    2,400 ft
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    1. Mendip Hills AONB

      Starting at Stockhill Woods, this is a slightly longer walk but no challenging climbs and gentle easy going footpaths for most of the way. The route takes you through Priddy Mineries Nature Reserve, up over North Hill and past the Priddy Nine Barrows. Arriving in the village of Priddy and at the Queen

      • March 30, 2021

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