A local government district in Somerset, Mendip is primarily a rural region covering an area of 285 sq miles. The region, ranging from the Mendip Hills to the Somerset Levels, is replete with beautiful attractions and fabulous opportunities for day trips. From shopping to steam-train rides, the varied attractions of the countryside make it a must visit. So, taking cheap flights to Mendip for your next holiday will not be a bad idea at all.
Mendip is located above the Somerset countryside, to the south of Bath and Bristol. Overlooking Somerset Levels on the south, Mendip reaches between Weston-super-Mare in the east and Frome in the west. In its north lies the beautiful Avon Valley.
The Mendip hills, a karst area, comprising carboniferous limestone and cavities like the popular Cheddar Gorge, is a good reason to take cheap flights to Mendip. Besides regular tourists, the hills are extremely popular with climbers and geologists. While the former go to enjoy its natural beauty, the latter visits it for adventure activities like caving and climbing. The cliffs and cavities in the rock formation make it ideal for diverse adventure sports.
The Cheddar Gorge, also famous for adventure sports, has a public footpath around it, which is joined at Lippiat Lane, Lion and Black Rock. At the bottom of the gorge, you can find toilets, tea-rooms, pubs, shops etc.
Covering an area of 200 sq km, the AONB or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty forms the highest part of the hills, which is protected as a National Park.
Ramblers will find Dolebury Hill-fort particularly interesting. Surrounded by grassland, the hill-fort belongs to the Iron Age. It is located adjacent to Blackmoor Reserve, a lead mining region.
If you like to view wild life, do not miss visiting Chew Valley, Black Down, Burrington Ham and Roberrow Forest.
Bath is a Georgian city located near Mendip. The city is distinctive for its innumerable grand Bath stone structures that line the city streets. Some world famous attractions of the city are Roman Baths, Pultney Bridge, Royal Crescent etc. Bath also houses huge number of shops, making it a paradise for shoppers.
The hotels in Mendip are of superior quality and their help staff makes sure you have a pleasant stay.