Beacon Hill Wood

Woodland Bluebells - Beacon Hill Woods, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0681

Woodland Bluebells – Beacon Hill Woods, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0681

While sorting out some pictures for another website my friend pointed out that all my pictures of Beacon Hill Wood were taken during the autumn and winter.  There was a reason for this – the wood has beautiful golden colours in autumn, and being high up in the Mendip Hills it gets plenty of snow in winter.

I had completely overlooked that the wood has a carpet of bluebells in spring.  I was not sure how good the display would be, and after my recent trips to Duncliffe Wood it had Some tough competition.

However, Duncliffe is in Dorset while Beacon Hill is definitely in Somerset.  As this a Somerset blog that gives it a few points head start.

Woodland Bluebells - Beacon Hill Woods, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0818

Woodland Bluebells – Beacon Hill Woods, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0818

I only had a couple of hours for my visit – during an extended lunch hour.  So I quickly head down the Fosse Way slope to where I was told the best bluebells could be found.

There was a good clear carpet of flowers, but they lacked the density to have a big impact. Still they looked good in the dappled sunshine of this cloudy day.

Woodland Bluebells – Beacon Hill Woods, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0811

And Finally…

I am seeing many more white bluebells these days.

Woodland Bluebells - Beacon Hill Woods, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0780

Woodland Bluebells – Beacon Hill Woods, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0780

There are still parts of the woods I need to investigate – perhaps the bluebells will be good at the east end of the wood.  Maybe I can find a hour to check it out before the season ends?

 

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