Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

  Link   Mendip Hills AONB Service
Naturally beautiful and nationally protected, the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is one of 49 AONBs in England, Wales & Northern Ireland. Together with our Heritage Coasts and National Parks, AONBs make up some of the finest countryside.
  Link   National Association for AONBs
Offers general information about Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland the National Association.
  Link   Natural England
Natural England is here to conserve and enhance the natural environment, for its intrinsic value, the wellbeing and enjoyment of people and the economic prosperity that it brings.


Local Authorities and Organisations

  Link   Mendip District Council
Mendip District Council information including a calendar of public meetings, councillor profiles and Building Control applications.
  Link   Sedgemoor District Council
The District Council's primary role is to provide a varied range of services to meet the needs of local residents, business and visitors.
  Link   North Somerset Council
Aiming to be an excellent council improving the quality of life for all providing hundreds of services which have a huge impact on the quality of people's lives.
  Link   Bath & NE Somerset Council
Making Bath & North East Somerset an even better place to live, work and visit.
  Link   Somerset County Council
Advice, Information and services from Somerset County Council, covering council services, business, leisure and tourism.
  Link   Somerset Records Office
The Somerset Record Office (SRO) exists to find, preserve and make available written records of Somerset's people and communities.
  Link   Somerset Wildlife Trust
A gateway to news and information on the wildlife and environment of Somerset.
  Link   Goblin Combe Environment Centre
Provides a wide range of Environmental Education to all ages and all sectors of the community. Here you will find information about the centre and our activities.
  Link   Avon Wildlife Trust
Rhe largest membership-based wildlife organisation in the area, dedicated to promoting and protecting wildlife.


Planning and National Policy

  Link   Planning Inspectorate
The Planning Inspectorate's main work involves the processing of planning and enforcement appeals and holding inquiries into local development plans. They also deal with a wide variety of other planning related casework including listed building conservation.

Other National Bodies and Promotions

  Link   National Trust
The National Trust protects special places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, for ever, for everyone.
  Link   Natural England
Natural England is here to conserve and enhance the natural environment, for its intrinsic value, the wellbeing and enjoyment of people and the economic prosperity that it brings.
  Link   Environment Agency
The leading public organisation for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales.


Villages, Towns and Places to Visit 

  Link   Shipham
Shipham Parish Council
  Link   The Strawberry Line
Multi user path from Yatton to Wells
  Link   Blagdon Village
Located in the beautiful Mendips, Blagdon has a thriving, friendly population of about 1200 with a mix of traditional local families and new comers from diverse backgrounds.
  Link   Bleadon Parish Council
A vehicle to find out more about what is happening within the Council and the wider Bleadon community.
  Link   Chew Magna
Information, news and reviews about the village and the people who live and work in the area.
  Link   Glastonbury Conservation Society
The Glastonbury Conservation Society was founded in 1971 in appreciation of our built and natural environment here at Glastonbury, in Somerset, England.
  Link   Gower Society (S. Wales)
The Gower is also Carboniferous Limestone AONB and the Gower Society has an organisation similar to the Mendip Society.
  Link   Leigh
Leigh-on-Mendip sometimes know as Leigh-upon-Mendip is a small village in Somerset, England lying on the Mendip hill Near Frome, Shepton Mallet and Radstock.
  Link   Shepton Mallet
A combination of ancient market town and modern industrial community, nestling in a fold towards the western edge of the Mendip Hills.
  Link   Somerset & Dorset J.R.
  Link   Westbury-sub-Mendip
A village with a population of about 800, situated on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills half-way between the cathedral city of Wells and the world-famous Cheddar Gorge.
  Link   West Harptree
Incorporating West Harptree Millennium Memories photo collection.
  Link   Wells
A Complete Guide to Wells Somerset UK the smallest city in England
  Link   Winscombe and Sandford
A combination of the ancient ecclesiastical Parish of Winscombe and areas surrounding the former hamlets of Barton, Oakridge, Sandford, Sidcot and Woodborough. The parish has a population of about 4500 and covers approximately six square miles of cou
  Link   Wrington
A parish of c. 2,500 people 10 miles south of Bristol in North Somerset.


Entertainment and Transport

  Link   Cheddar Gorge and Show Caves
  Link   Wookey Hole Caves


Reference Sources

  Link   Avon Local History Association
  Link   Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
  Link   Somerset Archive & Records Service
  Link   Chew Valley Gazette
The main source of information on the Chew Valley area, south of Bristol, UK. It is a monthly free distribution paper. 13,500 copies per month are printed.
  Link   Clearasmud
Easy to access web-based directory of local community groups and their activities.


Family History and Personal Contacts

  Link   Compton Bishop Families
Trace relatives and descendants in the Cross, Compton Bishop area.



  Link   Walking Pages
Walking Pages mission is to provide a user friendly information resource for people who enjoy recreational walking in the countryside. They hope to give ideas for places to go for a walk either locally or, if you are planning a holiday, anywhere in t
  Link   Walking Britain
With nearly 15,000 pages of walking information, including many walk descriptions, "Walking Britain" is dedicated to the footpaths that cross the landscape.
  Link   Walking-UK
Enjoy walking in the UK.. Find a club in your area, find a walk, check the weather....
  Link   Bristol Ramblers
Promotes rambling, protects the rights of way, campaigns for access to open country and defends the beauty of the countryside. Group holds regular walks of varying distance and difficulty on Sundays, Wednesdays and Saturday mornings with shorter walk