Take it to the extreme...

PUBLISHED: 11:12 04 May 2006 | UPDATED: 09:14 24 May 2010

A FESTIVAL of outdoor activities is being staged across the Mendip Hills area next weekend. Over 20 extreme and adventure activity companies are gearing up to offer taster courses at 10 locations

A FESTIVAL of outdoor activities is being staged across the Mendip Hills area next weekend.Over 20 extreme and adventure activity companies are gearing up to offer taster courses at 10 locations on May 13 and 14.Thrill-seekers and outdoor buffs can try their hand at nearly 40 activities, from potholing and hang-gliding to quad safaris, mountain boarding and shooting as well as more sedate events like nature walks and bush craft lessons.Other activities as part of The Active Mendip Festival of Outdoor Adventure include hot air ballooning, sheepdog demonstrations, archery and 4x4 time trails, running at locations in Cheddar, Churchill, Hewish, Draycott, Cleeve and Chaterhouse.Activities will run from 10am-4pm on both days with various prices from £5 per person.The festival is the launch event of Active Mendip, a coalition of businesses that joined forces nine months ago to brand the Mendips and sell it as an adventure spot.All the activities are listed online at www.activemendip.co.uk or for more details call 01749 686774.

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