Boundaries set in stone

PUBLISHED: 05:07 03 August 2006 | UPDATED: 09:40 24 May 2010

GATEWAYS to the Mendip Hills have been highlighted with the creation of new boundary features. Drystone wall expert Tracy Reynolds, from Priddy, used local limestone and slag from disused Mendip lead mines to craft nine boundary markers that have been pla

GATEWAYS to the Mendip Hills have been highlighted with the creation of new boundary features.Drystone wall expert Tracy Reynolds, from Priddy, used local limestone and slag from disused Mendip lead mines to craft nine boundary markers that have been placed in Cross, Shipham, Churchill, Bleadon, Burrington Combe and places further afield including Wookey Hole, Wells and Bishop Sutton.Development officer for the area of outstanding natural beauty, Jim Hardcastle, said: "By having the markers at major entrances to the hills we are reminding people that they are entering a nationally protected area which not only contains important habitats, but also vulnerable road users such as walkers and horseriders."* Pictured above right: Jim Hardcastle (left), Tracy Reynolds and Peter Arkell, managing director of Wells Cathedral Stonemasons.

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