Mendip Hills


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Mendip Hills,

range of hills, c.25 mi (40 km) long, across N Somerset, SW England, extending SE from the vicinity of Hutton to the Frome valley. Primarily limestone, the hills have numerous caves (Wookey Hole, Cheddar Caves), some of which show signs of prehistoric occupation. In the hills are ruins of Roman lead mines, an amphitheater, and a Roman road. The gorges near Cheddar are particularly notable. Livestock raising and quarrying are important there.
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STAY: Bucklegrove, on the edge of the Mendip Hills in Cheddar, has a week in a camping cabin, sleeping four, for PS305.
Archaeologists, historians, and landscape scholars portray the Mendip Hills in what was once Somerset, in southwestern England from before the first humans arrived to the present.
He has currently hidden more than 6,700 away in a farmer's shed just beyond the Mendip Hills.
From Cornish Sardines to West Country Brown Crab meat and Mendip Hills Cheddar, we work closely with our local suppliers, fishing ports and producers to bring a true taste of the West Country to all our recipes.
The homepage divides the county into six distinctive areas: West Somerset and Exmoor, The Quantocks, The Levels and Moors, South Somerset, The Blackdown Hills and the Taunton area, and the Mendips and Mendip Hills.
The site covers 200 acres of the Mendip Hills and had different areas for different activities.
Big Green Gathering runs from 1-5 August 2007 in the Mendip Hills, Somerset, and has limited places.
Stephanie turned professional in 2002, beginning PGA training at Mendip Hills in Somerset.
Take the gorge road across the Mendip Hills on the B3135 and B3371, following signs via Midsomer Norton and Radstock back to Bath.
This is at times a rather literal-minded book, prone to over-simplification and even distortion when it ventures into (for example) Chartism, wages and working conditions, missing out on or under-using one or two important books (particularly Lyn Munqn's Popular leisure in the Lake Counties), and taking a few liberties with English place-names (the worst of which locates the Mendip Hills in Cheshire instead of Somerset, two hundred miles to the south).