Category: Snow

Velvet Bottom - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4119

Velvet Bottom

Velvet Bottom In Roman times Velvet Bottom was mined for lead. The remains of settling beds can still be seen along with heaps of black slag created during smelting.  For a long time this...

Lots Grassland - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4072

Lots Grassland

Lots Grassland Today I continued my winter walks – this time to Lots Grassland.  This neutral and acid grassland nature reserve is full of bluebells during spring.  Today this open access reserve was covered in...

Winter at Ubley Warren - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3907

Ubley Warren

Ubley Warren Recently I provided some pictures of Ubley Warren in the snow to the Somerset Life magazine.  These pictures were taken a few years ago using a much older camera.  So when it...

Beacon Hill Woods - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3803

Beacon Hill Snow

Winter in the Wood Its Christmas time and the edge of the wood on top of Beacon Hill hides its secret winter wonderland. In the centre of the wood is an area of mature beech...

First snow of winter - North Hill, Mendips, Somerset, UK. ID 824_1999

North Hill

Today I went on the trail of this lonesome pine up on North Hill.  This hill had the best of the recent snow in the area.  We do not get much snow so when...

Winter Trees - Stockhill Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 824_2196

Stockhill Woods

It was the first snow of the year but despite being the weekend I had too much work to do.  By lunch time I had done enough so I headed up the Mendips for a mid-afternoon’s...

Mendip Field - Priddy, Somerset, UK. ID 809_2405

Priddy Snow

Like most of the UK, the county of Somerset was forecast some snow.  While driving home from work on Thursday heavy snow was falling on Shepton Mallet.  But after a day of rain it...

Old Shack

Snow

This has been one of the warmest winters on record in Somerset. No snow, very few clear cold days. But today, winter finally arrived once as spring was getting going. Luckily, I had the...

After the snow

After the Snow

After the snow I visited Beacon Hill woods.  This is high on the Mendip and is one of my favourite locations for autumn colour.  Today the thin layer of snow seems like a fresh...