Tagged: Mendip Hills

Lynchcombe Sunset - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 823_6472

Lynchcombe Update

Lynchcombe is a great nature reserve managed by the Somerset Wildlife Trust. Top of Lynchcombe Sitting behind the sycamore trees at the top of the Lynchcombe nature reserve is a great place to watch...

Autumn Light - Beacon Hill Woods, Somerset, UK. ID 823_6016

Beacon Hill

Forgive me for going back to Beacon Hill Wood – its simply the best wood for autumn colour in this part of Somerset. Beacon Hill This ancient beech woodland runs along the ridge of...

Priddy Tree - Priddy Mineries, Somerset, UK. ID 823_5811

Priddy Tree

Recently I have been going up to the top of Glastonbury Tor to celebrate the sunrise. Today, the forecast for the Mendip Hills was strangely much better than that for the Somerset Levels so...

Church of St Lawrence - Priddy, Somerset, UK. ID 823_5876

Priddy Church

After my last post I was inspired to re-visit Priddy church. Priddy Village At the centre of this small but scattered village is its large green, with its famous stack of hurdles, that sits in a dip of the...

Autumn in Stockhill Wood - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 823_5380

Stockhill Wood

Autumn colour can be short lived.  Often the golden leaves are blown away by the first storm.  Tomorrow storm Ophelia, the biggest storm for decades to reach the British Isles will pass just to the west of Somerset....

Common Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum) - Beacon Hill Wood, Somerset, UK. ID JB3_8828

Beacon Wood

Beacon Wood up in the Mendip Hills above Shepton Mallet is one of the best locations in Somerset for fungi as well as autumn colours. From the entrance to the wood you know this place...

Lynchcombe Steps

My son is home from university and so we did a final walk together around Lynchcombe.  We did not expect to see many butterflies but it turned into a red admiral festival. Red Admirals...

Wells Cathedral Rainbow - Somerset, UK. ID 800_0054

Chasing Rainbows

The weather was perfect for rainbow chasing. Sunshine and Showers To  create a rainbow you need the sun behind you and rain in front.   So sunshine and showers are perfect – aka British weather...

Misty Morning - Deerleap, Somerset, UK. ID 805_0476

Mendip Mists

The southern edge of the Mendip Hills is one of the best places to see the mists across the Somerset Levels.   Easy to reach view points such as the Deerleap picnic site offer...

Sunrise - Priddy, Somerset, UK. ID 823_3140

Mendip Sunrise

Today I headed up Deerleap in hope of a mist across the Somerset Levels.  The mist did not appear so I continued up the hill towards the village of Priddy.  I was delighted to...