About The Mendip Society

Velvet Bottom from Ubley Warren FarmThe Mendip Hills stand high above the Somerset countryside in south west England.

The Mendip Hills, a limestone upland, abounds in karst features: dry gorges, caves, sinks and river arisings. Cheddar Gorge is the most famous feature. The highest part is a protected landscape - The Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) - protected as strongly as a national park.

The Mendip Society is a registered charity, no. 262867. It is a group of some 700 like-minded people who come together in the interests of conserving and enhancing the Mendip Hills and so to enjoy the Hills. Most of the Society's members live in and around the Hills, but some live as far afield as the north of England and even Canada.

These pages will tell you about the Mendip Hills and the work of the Mendip Society, a voluntary charity. They tell you how to enjoy the Hills and how to get involved. We hope you will join us and visit the linked sites.

Mendip Way
The Mendip Way

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Mendip Society we are proposing the formal establishment of The Mendip Way, a 50 mile footpath covering the full length of Mendip from Brean Down in the west, to Frome in the east.
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The Mendip Way has been unofficially recognised for a number of years and is cited in a number of sources. Discussions have been held with the Ordnance Survey about naming the route on their mapping and the Society is working towards this objective.
Join us on Facebook
A new group called "Mendip Society" has been set up on Facebook to enable members to interact with one another, to raise discussions about any aspect of the Society or the Mendip Hills, and to share experiences. The group has been registered as a public group, so anyone may join the group whether or not they are members of the Society.