Tagged: Mendip Hills

Starlings at Winderness Way - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 824_5966

Starling Trail

Recently the Starlings have been roosting in the wilderness.  Far from the main path in Ham Wall getting good views is difficult – especially as the weather has been so poor. The best place to watch...

Fox - Lynchcombe

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe The Lynchcombe nature reserve on the Mendip Hills is a sunny south facing grassland slope.  It is a beautiful location that needs a lot of management to keep it this way. I am a volunteer reserve...

Split Trees - Deerleap, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4930

Lynchcombe Steps

I am a volunteer warden for the Lynchcombe nature reserve on the Mendip Hills of Somerset.  Not much happens in this Somerset Wildlife Trust during winter.  So today was a quick visit to check...

Glastonbury Tor at Sunrise - Somerset, UK. ID 824_4167

Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor at Dawn A glorious sunrise from Glastonbury Tor is a great way to start the day. I remembered my wild-angle lens so today I could get the all the tower into the picture....

Velvet Bottom - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4119

Velvet Bottom

Velvet Bottom In Roman times Velvet Bottom was mined for lead. The remains of settling beds can still be seen along with heaps of black slag created during smelting.  For a long time this...

Lots Grassland - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4072

Lots Grassland

Lots Grassland Today I continued my winter walks – this time to Lots Grassland.  This neutral and acid grassland nature reserve is full of bluebells during spring.  Today this open access reserve was covered in...

Blackmoor and Charterhouse

Another walk in the snow on the Mendip Hills in Somerset.  This time around we made our way to the high ground of Beacon Batch via the Blackmoor nature reserve and the tiny village of Charterhouse. Blackmoor...

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

Ubley Warren

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...

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

Beacon Hill Snow

Winter in the Wood Its Christmas time and the edge of the wood on top of Beacon Hill hides its secret winter wonderland. In the centre of the wood is an area of mature beech...

Ubley Warren - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_3557

Mendip Fog

Ubley Warren With Christmas weather getting worse I head to the hills in an attempt to capture the atmosphere of this other-worldly in the fog. The Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Ubley Warren reserve is scared with deep rakes and...