Category: Mendip Hills

Round Wood - Wells, Somerset, UK. IMG_8956

Round Wood

Milton Hill Each lunch time I would walk around the woods above Wells in Somerset.  The walk was a barometer telling me the progress of the seasons. When the wood anemones were about to...

Glastonbury Tor from above Wells - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_9981

Mendip Panorama

I had a request for a panorama of the Somerset Levels from a specific field high up in the Mendip Hills.  This week the weather had been so fantastic I headed up passed Model...

Wells Cathedral Rainbow - Somerset, UK. ID 800_0054

Chasing Rainbows

The weather was perfect for rainbow chasing. Sunshine and Showers To  create a rainbow you need the sun behind you and rain in front.   So sunshine and showers are perfect – aka British weather...

Sunrise - Priddy, Somerset, UK. ID 823_3140

Mendip Sunrise

Today I headed up Deerleap in hope of a mist across the Somerset Levels.  The mist did not appear so I continued up the hill towards the village of Priddy.  I was delighted to...

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...