Category: Mendip Hills

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...

Round Wood - Wells, Somerset, UK. IMG_8956

Round Wood

Milton Hill Each lunch time I would walk around the woods above Wells in Somerset.  The walk was a barometer telling me the progress of the seasons. When the wood anemones were about to...

Glastonbury Tor from above Wells - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_9981

Mendip Panorama

I had a request for a panorama of the Somerset Levels from a specific field high up in the Mendip Hills.  This week the weather had been so fantastic I headed up passed Model...

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...

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...

Riders in the Cold on the Mendip Hills

Winter Wonderland

This week the temperatures dropped down to -6 °Cel.  Today the freezing fog created a beautiful layer of frost across the Mendip Hills and the Somerset Levels.

Waldegrave Pool, Priddy Mineries

Waldegrave Pool

These pictures of Waldegrave Pool, on the Mendip Hills, were taken during the early morning when the air was so calm the water was completely still.  The only ripples caused by the occasional coot collecting nest material....