Category: Beacon Hill

Fungi Foray - Beacon Hill Woods, Somerset, UK. ID 826_2257

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill Woods One of my favourite woods – beautiful every autumn and full of ancient and recent history.  It also has a website maintained by a good friend of mine so we need...

Beacon Hill Woods - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_4937H

Beacon Seasons

Beacon Hill Woods The Beacon Hill woods are one of my favourites woods.  High on the hills above Shepton Mallet in Somerset it it full of history.   I recently joined the Beacon Hill...

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...

Mist - Beacon Hill Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3175

Woodland Mist

Beacon Hill The weather was not looking promising for the start of the Christmas break.   The only hope was for thick fog on the top of the Mendip Hills.  Trees provide a sense...

Autumn Light - Beacon Hill Woods, Somerset, UK. ID 823_6016

Beacon Hill

Forgive me for going back to Beacon Hill Wood – its simply the best wood for autumn colour in this part of Somerset. Beacon Hill This ancient beech woodland runs along the ridge of...

Common Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum) - Beacon Hill Wood, Somerset, UK. ID JB3_8828

Beacon Wood

Beacon Wood up in the Mendip Hills above Shepton Mallet is one of the best locations in Somerset for fungi as well as autumn colours. From the entrance to the wood you know this place...

Beacon Hill

My second visit to Beacon Hill this autumn. Compared to the quick rush around the wood in bad light mid-week today I had more time on the weekend to enjoy my visit and properly explore....

Beacon Hill Wood - Nr Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 808_1259

Beacon Hill

This small Woodland Trust site at the top of Beacon Hill near Shepton Mallet in Somerset is a glorious autumn jewel.  The beech woodland is gradually turning gold so I made a short detour on my way...

Carpet of Golden Leaves

Beacon Hill Wood

Beacon Hill Woods above Shepton Mallet is a Woodland Trust wood and is the best local wood for autumn colour. Its an interesting wood with a long history. It has some bluebells which I...

Autumn Colour - Beacon Hill Wood

Mendip Colour

Autumn colour is at its best for such a short amount of time.  When will the colours change?  What will the weather be like?  A hard gale and all the leaves are gone.  If...