Guided ride on Mendips
Horse riders will get a chance to learn more about the fascinating history of Black Down – the highest point on the Mendip Hills on Sunday.
Stuart Bardsley, the developing Black Down project officer, will be leading the guided ride from 11am to 1pm.
He said: "This free event is a great way to explore Black Down in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and discover what a wealth of history there is to be found there."
At the end of the ride there will be time for a well earned Sunday lunch at the Swan Inn, Rowberrow.
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Discovering Black Down is a three year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund designed to raise awareness of the wildlife and archaeological value of the Black Down and Burrington Commons through activities, events and training.
In recent years erosion and damage to specific features and the site in general has occurred through a combination of recreational use and weather. Alongside the project, work will be done to restore and repair eroded paths across the area.
Black Down is perhaps most famous because it was the site of a decoy town during the Second World War.
The idea was to make German pilots believe it was the streets and railways of Bristol. The decoy, used fires of creosote and water to simulate incendiary bombs exploding.
It was laid out by Shepperton Film Studios, based on aerial photographs of the city's railway marshalling yards.
Burning bales of straw soaked in creosote were used to simulate the effects of incendiary bombs dropped by the first wave of Pathfinder night bombers; meanwhile, incendiary bombs dropped on the correct location were quickly smothered, wherever possible.