Beacon Hill Snow

Beacon Hill Woods - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3773

Beacon Hill Woods – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3773

Winter in the Wood

Its Christmas time and the edge of the wood on top of Beacon Hill hides its secret winter wonderland.

Beacon Hill Woods - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3791

Beacon Hill Woods – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3791

In the centre of the wood is an area of mature beech trees.

Beacon Hill Woods - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3810

Beacon Hill Woods – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3810

I arrived at the woods before dawn and with a grey sky it was too dark to take pictures.  Gradually, the clouds thinned revealing patches of pale blue sky.

Beacon Hill Woods - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3797

Beacon Hill Woods – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3797

A standing stone, can be found in the centre of a circular earth bank. It marks the highest point of the hill and is of course hundreds of years old.

Beacon Hill Woods - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3803

Beacon Hill Woods – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3803

And Finally…

The surrounding countryside is full of archeological interest covered in ancient barrows.

Lapwing Farm - Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3785

Lapwing Farm – Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3785

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