Land Management

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My Mendip Challenge - Day 4 #MendipChewValley

The Chew Valley is the sheltered, farmed landscape with fields divided with hedges, that contrasts the windswept plateau. The Chew Valley lake is an excellent site for birds and one of the most important water-fowl sites in the South West.

Can you sit by a window or outside in the garden for a minimum of 30 minutes and carry out a bird survey?

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Can we date Mendip's Dry Stone Walls?

This pilot study was undertaken by members of CHERT (Charterhouse Environs Research Team) from September 2007 to March 2008 to establish whether it was possible to identify different styles of stone walls through the historical period. A combination of fieldwork, drawing and documentary research was used to try to establish a wall typology that could be tested in the field and used in other parts of the Mendip Hills AONB.

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A report on the findings of research to consider the role dry stone walls play in the
ecological habitat of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

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Discovering Black Down - Orienteering Course

A permanent orienteering course on Burrington Ham which can be used for formal orienteering training by schools or uniformed groups or just as a day out for families to have fun and discover the natural and historic wonders of the commons.

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