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Mendip

Mendip, established in 1978, has evolved into one of the biggest and most reputable outdoor activity providers in the South West. Providing activities from our bases and sites across the Mendip Hills and beyond.

We work with education groups, businesses, Not For Profit clubs and organisations, families, groups of friends and individuals .

Our 250 acre woodland activity site on the edge of the Mendips has a private 50 acre rock sport quarry with a 150 foot abseil and climbs to challenge all abilities. We also have a climbing tower, a permanent archery and rifle shooting range, a dry slope for skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing, a camping area, several bushcraft and forest school sites, orienteering courses and an abandoned mine which forms one of the best geo-cache courses in the country.

Our other green-field activity centre in Hewish has exclusive river access for canoeing, kayaking and raft building and a permanent assault course with two parallel lanes of challenging obstacles including daring river crossings.

We have also negotiated use of the best natural resources across the Mendips and beyond for rock and water sports and have a regional network of bases and accommodation across Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset and South Wales for residential or other specialist activities.

Our instructors are the best in the industry, are fully qualified, experienced and enthusiastic. They are all CRB checked, first aid trained and passionate about what they do.

We are one of the biggest and most respected outdoor activity providers in the South West, backed by the Activities Industry Mutual (£5million PL and £10million EL) and inspected and approved by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority and the institute for Outdoor Learning. We are proud of our quality badge for Learning Outside the Classroom and approved by the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. All our PCV registered minibuses have high backed, front facing seats, with three point seatbelts. Each bus is checked daily and by a certified mechanic every 10 weeks.