View from Crook Peak, credit Mendip Hills AONB

The Mendip Hills are a range of impressive limestone hills situated about 20 km to the south of Bristol and Bath in the Somerset countryside. The area is protected for its wild and unspoilt natural beauty and is one of England’s most spectacular landscapes, consisting of steep rocky slopes, dramatic gorges and spectacular underground caves. 

From wild flower rich hill tops, you can enjoy far reaching views over the Somerset Levels and Moors to the south and over the undulating farmed landscape of Chew Valley to the north. People have lived and worked in the Mendip Hills since the Stone Age, at a time when people lived in the caves. Evidence of this can be seen in the numerous ancient monuments and discovered artefacts.