To celebrate the 50th Anniversary the Society is undertaking 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.
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.
Resigning is being udertaken in both directions so that the route can be walked from West to East (which it is signed for at present) and also East to West. Some diversions and alternative routes are being incorporated, to take in places like Cheddar Gorge which was missed in the opriginal route. A Mendip Way web site is in preparation aloing with a new guidebook.
Very soon you will see the new waymarkers appearing. If you would like to help with marking the route p0lease contact the Society.
The project is being undertaken jointly with the AONB who will be preparing display boards at the start and finish of the walk and at strtegic places elsewhere.