Ubley Warren

Winter at Ubley Warren - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3962

Winter at Ubley Warren – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3962

Ubley Warren

Recently I provided some pictures of Ubley Warren in the snow to the Somerset Life magazine.  These pictures were taken a few years ago using a much older camera.  So when it snowed, and I did not have to go to work, I took the opportunity to return to the warren and update my pictures.

Winter at Ubley Warren - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4125

Winter at Ubley Warren – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4125

It was a truly beautiful day with deep blue skies and blue shadows on the snow.

Winter at Ubley Warren - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3828

Winter at Ubley Warren – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3828

Lead mining on the warren dates back to Roman times and there are rakes and mine shafts everywhere in the reserve.

Winter at Ubley Warren - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3856

Winter at Ubley Warren – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3856

It is an amazing landscape even without the snow.  This gruffy grounds provides a range of habitats for wildlife.

Winter at Ubley Warren - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3848

Winter at Ubley Warren – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3848

The Romans excavated the lead veins that ran across the surface creating these gorges.

Winter at Ubley Warren - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3942

Winter at Ubley Warren – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3942

Gorse is rare on Mendip Hills but is found in the acid soils of the warren.

Winter at Ubley Warren - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3869

Winter at Ubley Warren – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3869

This relatively level are of the Mendip Hills is a great place for a walk.

Winter at Ubley Warren - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3927

Winter at Ubley Warren – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3927

Winter at Ubley Warren - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3907

Winter at Ubley Warren – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3907

Winter at Ubley Warren - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3865

Winter at Ubley Warren – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3865

Winter at Ubley Warren - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3893

Winter at Ubley Warren – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3893

And Finally…

The winter sun dropped low and it was time to get home.

Winter at Ubley Warren - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3951

Winter at Ubley Warren – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3951

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