Category: Mendip Hills

Stockhill Woods - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_9670

Mendip, Mud, Moss & Mist

I thought it would be a good idea to go up to the Mendip Hills and try and get some pictures of Stockhill Wood in the mist.  Driving up Old Bristol Road it looked...

Toadstools at Beacon Hill Wood - Nr Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID JB_9968

Mendip Gold

Autumn can come and go in a heartbeat.  For me this was one of those years.  A late start followed by a series of storms that removed many of the leaves.  Combine this with...

Lynchcombe Sycamores in Snow - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_3284

Snow on the Mendip Hills

Down in the valley there was no sign of snow, but looking out the bedroom window the hills were covered in the white stuff.  So time to jump in the car and and get...

Sunrise at Pen Hill - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4041H

Pen Hill

Pen Hill is the Mendip Hills red light district.  The mast is nearly 300m tall and sits on the top of a 300m hill in Somerset.  It is surrounded by rough grazing and dry-stone...

Mendip Gorse

There is not a lot of gorse on the limestone Mendip Hills in Somerset.  However, I have noticed it seems to be doing very well this spring.  Maybe I have not paid it enough...

Wolf Moon - Blackmoor, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_5271H

Wolf Moon

I headed up the hills to the Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserves.  I had been working all day and just had to get out of the house.  I arrived a bit late. My plan...

Autumn Ladys-tresses (Spiranthes spiralis) - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR55556

Autumn Lady’s-tresses

Towards the end of August I start to look out for this little orchid growing in the short grassland high up on the Mendip Hills. Their name comes from their tiny flowers spiralling around...

North Hill - Mendips, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_1558

Let it Snow

  First Snow of Winter Christmas is never over, unless you want it to be.  And nothing keeps Christmas going better than some snow. I was waking the rest of the house up at...

Butcombe Trail

The Butcombe Trail It is amazing how far some people can run.  But when I discovered that the 56 mile Butcombe Trail ultramarathon was on my doorstep I quickly realised it was about 56...

Fist snow of the year - Cooks Fields, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4813

First Snow

The First Snow We recently had snow for the first time this year.  We did have some last October, not very much but with the autumn colours out it was pretty photogenic.  I did...