Category: Mendip Hills

Riders in the Cold on the Mendip Hills

Winter Wonderland

This week the temperatures dropped down to -6 °Cel.  Today the freezing fog created a beautiful layer of frost across the Mendip Hills and the Somerset Levels.

Waldegrave Pool, Priddy Mineries

Waldegrave Pool

These pictures of Waldegrave Pool, on the Mendip Hills, were taken during the early morning when the air was so calm the water was completely still.  The only ripples caused by the occasional coot collecting nest material....

Stockhill Woods, Somerset

Stockhill Fire

Dawn and the Stockhill Woods on the Mendip Hills in Somerset are ablaze with the colours of a fabulous sunrise.  The dawn is reflected in the Waldegrave Pool which was flat on this rare calm...

Old Shack


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...

Early Purple Orchids (Orchis macula) at Round Wood

Early Purple Orchids

The last couple of posts have focused on the Wild Garlic displays at Longwood and Round Wood in Somerset.  Both these sites also put on an excellent display of Early Purple Orchids (Orchis macula)....

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene)

Mini Safari at Priddy Mineries

Priddy Mineries is a magical place.  Why do so few people get up at 6am on a Sunday morning to watch Scorpion Flies and spiders attacking Five-spot Burnet (Zygaena trifolii) moths, and see beautiful Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary...

GB Gruffy

Groovy Land

GB Gruffy is a Somerset Wildlife Trust in the Mendip Hills.  It is very uneven withe mineshaft, cave entrances and hollows all over the reserve.  This is a great place to photograph Bluebells outside...

Green Field Yellow Field

Green Field Yellow Field

Oil seed rape field on the Mendip Hills.  The brilliant yellow flowers stand-out against the tradition green fields of the English countryside.  Gradually more and more of Britain’s fields are changing colour from green...