Tagged: Snow

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...

First snow of winter - North Hill, Mendips, Somerset, UK. ID 824_1999

North Hill

Today I went on the trail of this lonesome pine up on North Hill.  This hill had the best of the recent snow in the area.  We do not get much snow so when...

Winter Trees - Stockhill Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 824_2196

Stockhill Woods

It was the first snow of the year but despite being the weekend I had too much work to do.  By lunch time I had done enough so I headed up the Mendips for a mid-afternoon’s...

Sunrise at Cooks Fields - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_1748

Cook’s Fields Sunrise

It was the morning after the evening before as I returned to Cook’s Fields to photograph the Sycamores at the top of this Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve.  The morning was to have everything: some snow,...

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....

Fields trees dry stone walls and snow - Cooks Fields and Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 809_9006

Snow Frosting

Just before dawn I looked out my bedroom window.  Still full of cold I was feeling a little bit sorry for myself.  This all changed when I saw the thin layer of snow coating the car...