Mendip Hills group

Local area group

Mendip Hills


Ubley Warren Nature Reserve - Matt Sweeting

Where are we and what do we do?

The Mendip Hills Area Group is centred on Cheddar.  Their area covers the Mendip Hills between Crook Peak and Draycott. To the south the Group extends down to the Bristol Channel at Burnham, Berrow and Brean, also covering the levels around Wedmore, Mark and Axbridge.

As part of Somerset Wildlife Trust, this group aims to promote and support wildlife and conservation issues. They run monthly indoor meetings from September to April, trying to ensure that the talks cater for all interests and provide a varied programme covering wildlife and topical conservation issues.

Outdoor meetings are organised approximately six times a year. Outdoor events tend to concentrate on nature reserves in the Mendip Hills area but also venture further afield for selected activities.

Where do we meet? 

We hold regular indoor meetings from September to April on the third Tuesday of the month. Currently these are held at the Cheddar Catholic Church Hall, Tweentown, Cheddar, BS27 3HU. In December our indoor meeting is held at Burnham Community Centre (Berrow Road) - ST 305 497 (TA8 2ET)

How can you help?

Local Group activities are organised by our local Group Committee, and they are always looking for people to help with this work.  Doing committee work is not onerous, but it is essential for the smooth running of the Group.  If you would like to contribute to Group activity by becoming members of our Committee, please contact the Secretary, Ged Keele at or tel 01278 769010.


Upcoming events:

Nature reserves

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Looking for other volunteering opportunities?

From practical conservation tasks, like cutting back bracken and hedge-laying, to answering queries on our reception help-desk and engaging with the public at our events - we have lots of different volunteer opportunities just waiting for you to get involved in.

Current volunteering opportunities

Get in touch

Find out more about volunteering by emailing or calling 01823 652 400