Middledown

Middledown - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7521

Middledown – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7521

Middledown

The Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve of Middledown high in the Mendip Hills has become a recent favourite of mine.  So I returned to see how the reserve was recovering from the recent blizzards, and managed to find some patches of snow.

Middledown - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7404

Middledown – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7404

Ponies grazing Middledown – in my imagination these are wild horses roaming free across the open plains of Montana.

Middledown - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7410

Middledown – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7410

Where last week there were huge snow drifts the ponies are now looking much happier and colourful.  The ant hills are really impressive.

Middledown - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7529

Middledown – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7529

I do enjoy finding a patch of snow – and of course you have to jump into it.

Middledown - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7589

Middledown – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7589

And Finally…

The trails of the cloud seem to be pick out this hawthorn tree.  Not sure if this tree is in the Middledown reserve but, despite a few interpretation boards, it is really hard to know where its borders are.  Luckily, much of this area is open access land so you are free to roam the mini-montana.

Middledown - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7630

Middledown – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7630

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