Category: Uphill

Bluebells in the Donkey Field - Uphill, North Somerset, UK. ID IMG_6243

Donkey Field

Donkey Field The village of Uphill is separated from its large neighbour, Weston-super-Mare, by a small green belt consisting of a Donkey Field and a tree plantation. The Donkey Field (aka Bluebell Field) is...

First Snowdrops - Donkey Field, Uphill, North Somerset, UK. ID 827_9393

First Snowdrops

The winter afternoon sun casts long shadows across the Donkey Field in the village of Uphill.  Groups of squirrels are scurrying around the trees. But it was not the scurry of squirrels that I...

Cold Full Moon at Uphill - Somerset, UK. ID 827_7493

Uphill Boatyard

Yesterday was the winter solstice.  The earth’s tilt points the north pole away from the sun.  So in Somerset this is the shortest day and the longest night of the year. This year the moon...

Snowdrops - Donkey Field, Uphil, North Somerset, UK. ID 824_9259

Uphill Snowdrops

Sudden change in direction from South Somerset to North Somerset in my hunt for snowdrops. Donkey Field The Woodland Trust Plantation and the Donkey Field, also known as the Bluebell Field or Snowdrop Field, separates...

Weston Airshow 2017 - Uphill, North Somerset, UK. ID 822_6317

Weston Air Festival

This weekend is the Weston Air Festival so where else could I go to watch the displays but the Uphill local nature reserve. May be with a few orchids and butterflies thrown in? The...

Donkey Field - Uphill, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7076

Donkey Field

The Donkey Field at Uphil in North Somerset is owned and managed by the Woodland Trust.  This small patch surrounded by iron railings provides some of the best displays of spring bulbs.  First the...

The White and Green Flag of Uphill

Uphill Nature Reserve

Today I returned to Uphill nature reserve as I had heard that it was golden with buttercups. The weather was dull and grey but there sure was a lot of buttercups. This may help...

Cowslips, Primula veris

Uphill Nature Reserve

Uphill local nature reserve is a patch of semi-improved calcareous grassland sitting on a big lump of carboniferous limestone. The grassland supports a diverse flora including: Cowslips, Primula veris False Oxlip I spotted this...

The old Church of St Nicholas, Uphill

Uphill Church

The Old Church of St Nicholas in Uphill has had a great location overlooking Uphill for nearly a thousand years.  The fields surrounding the church are a local nature reserve and each year they put...

Bluebell Field, Uphill

Bluebell Field

Uphill’s Bluebell field is having one of its best years.   Earlier was the display of Snowdrops which each year is gradually spreading out over the wood pasture from the neighbouring beech plantation. Early Morning Light...