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Volunteer landscape ambassadors in Mendip Hills

Volunteers have been trained to help visitors to the Mendip Hills get the most from their day out.

The rangers and wardens who look after the special sites are encouraged to approach those unfamiliar with the landscape to pass on their knowledge.

The volunteers already support the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) unit with patrols and by looking after the countryside.

Their training was provided by the People and Places Project.

The Mendip Hills, one of 49 AONBs in England and Wales, features sites including the caves at Cheddar Gorge, Deer Leap view point and Crook Peak.

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