The Mendip Hills AONB

The Mendip Hills is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and its custodians are the Mendip Hills AONB. Much of St. Cuthbert Out lies with the Mendip Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), including the popular visitor sites of Wookey Hole, Deer Leap and Ebbor Gorge.

The AONB as a whole covers nearly 200 square kilometres and is billed as 'a wild land ready for adventure.' Activities include walking, riding, climbing, caving and cycling both on and off roads.The area is rich in wildlife and contains many nature reserves. There is also an industrial heritage, especially that of lead mining dating back to Roman times.For more information, including downloadable walking guides and other leaflets, please visit

The Parish Council have a Councillor representative in the organisation, and planning recommendations are circulated to them.

Please visit the AONB's own website for detailed news, campaigns and activities

Mendip AONB within St Cuthbert (Out) Parish. Please see below for a navigable map.

Reports & Campaigns

See more about the devastating effects of Ash Die-Back across Somerset, by Stephen Moss, Somerset Wildlife Trust.

Last updated: Tue, 04 May 2021 14:21