Yarley Hill

Yarley Tree - Wookey Parish, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3590

Yarley Tree – Wookey Parish, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3590

Yarley Hill and Tree

The picture below is probably the most popular view of Yarley Hill as seen from the Mendip Hills across the Axe Valley covered in mist.   A classic autumn picture.  Standing on its own at the top of the hill is the Yarley Tree.  Today I decided to walk up Yarley Hill to visit this tree.   The tricky bit was the freezing weather.

Yarley Tree and the Axe Valley - Somerset, UK. ID 804_9981

Yarley Tree and the Axe Valley – Somerset, UK. ID 804_9981

Looking back over the small village of Henton to the valley of the River Axe and the Mendip Hills in the distance.

Henton from Yarley Hill - Wookey Parish, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3537

Henton from Yarley Hill – Wookey Parish, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3537

Approaching the top of the hill is this curved fence.  One side is a smooth ploughed field.  The other is steep rough ground covered in ant hills.

Yarley Hill - Wookey Parish, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3549

Yarley Hill – Wookey Parish, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3549

The Axe valley covered in snow.

Knowle Hill from Yarley Hill - Wookey Parish, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3554

Knowle Hill from Yarley Hill – Wookey Parish, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3554

The Yarley tree at the top of the hill.  Just visible is a herd of cattle huddled for warmth in the background.

Yarley Tree and Cattle - Wookey Parish, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3569

Yarley Tree and Cattle – Wookey Parish, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3569

The weather was freezing in the strong wind.  I had to wait sometime for the wind to briefly drop and for the tree to settle enough that I could take its picture.

Yarley Tree - Wookey Parish, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3574

Yarley Tree – Wookey Parish, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3574

And Finally…

The Yarley Tree in much warmer times.

Henton Tree - Henton, Somerset, UK. ID 804_8617

Henton Tree – Henton, Somerset, UK. ID 804_8617

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