The Mendip Society is a group of some 700 like-minded people who come together in the interests of conserving and enhancing the Mendip Hills. Most of the Society’s members live in and around the Hills, but some live as far afield as the north of England and even Canada.
The Society co-operates with the local authorities and voluntary organisations to achieve its aims. It works closely with the management team of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the AONB Service and the Joint Advisory Committee.
However, the Society operates throughout the Hills, not just the parts currently designated as AONB. The Society’s campaign for designation of the Hills as an AONB, achieved in 1972, was its first major success story.