Established in 1987, Mendip Outdoor Pursuits, has grown into the biggest and most reputable outdoor activity provider in the South West. Our unrivaled success is largely due to the reputation and experience of our instructors – who we believe are the best in the business.
We work with families, schools, groups, businesses and indiviudals.
Mendip has been delivering adventurous outdoor activities to groups for almost four decades and in 2012 we were excited to move to Churchill where we founded Mendip Activity Centre. This is a unique 250-acre site nestled in the heart of the Mendip Hills AONB.
We now boast an indoor residential centre, a cafe-bar, two canvas villages and an alpine styled cafe/bar, the Alpine Lounge. The snowsports slope is 150 metres long, beautifully nestled into the hill and follows the natural lay of the land. We are home to one of the largest disc golf courses in the UK, purpose-built target sport ranges, forest school sites and a tobogganing slope. Onsite is our limestone quarry, Sandford Quarry, an adventure playground. First quarried for over one hundred years ago, it was used by the Home Guard during WWII along with Sandford Levy, our onsite cave. A short drive away is our own private watersports site, Hewish.
Wander across our land and you’ll find a thick, ancient woodland full of diverse habitats and rare grasslands, host to beautiful flowers, butterflies, and insects. Throughout the year we’re host to youth and adult groups exploring, adventuring and learning. In 2020, we opened up much of this space to the public for the very first time- Mendip Basecamp, a family adventure campsite, was born.