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.
Ponies grazing Middledown – in my imagination these are wild horses roaming free across the open plains of Montana.
Where last week there were huge snow drifts the ponies are now looking much happier and colourful. The ant hills are really impressive.
I do enjoy finding a patch of snow – and of course you have to jump into it.
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.