Category: Priddy

Priddy Tree - Priddy Mineries, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR53249

The Lonesome Pine

This lonesome pine stands in the pale moonshine in the middle of the Mendips Hills in Somerset.  Known (by some) as the Priddy Tree it grows out of the top of a tumulus overlooking...

Beech Trees - Pelting Drove, Nr Priddy, Somerset, UK. ID BR59271P

Dawn at the Beech

Pelting Drove Pelting Drove leads on from Deerleap towards the Mendip village of Priddy in Somerset.  As you pass over top of the hill from Wells there is a clump of beech trees on...

Early Morning Mist - Priddy Mineries, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR59101

Blue, White & Gold

North of the small City of Wells in Somerset is an area of the Mendip Hills called Priddy Mineries.  It was once an industrial mining area for the Romans and then again for the...

Spring Picnic on the Village Green - Priddy, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_9581

Priddy in Yellow

This has been a yellow spring and early summer.  Dandelions everywhere followed by buttercups.  I’m not sure why they are so good this year, maybe it has been the lack of warm sunny days....

Queen Victoria at Christmas - Priddy, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_0615H

The Gingerbread Inn

Queen Vic In the last few years the Queen Vic pub in the village of Priddy is transformed at Christmas into the amazing Gingerbread Inn. And Finally… Even the village green gets some Christmas lights.

Hurdles in Snow - Priddy, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_5104

Priddy White

Mendip Snow Along Pelting Drove, the road to Priddy from Wells, is this fence.  Fences are rare here as the fields are divided by beautiful dry-stone walls.  But this fence is so long it...

Snowdrops - Priddy, Somerset, UK. ID 825_4341

Priddy Hill Snowdrops

A couple of weeks after the storm nicknamed the beast from the east hit the UK snow stlll lies around at the sides of the roads. Priddy Hill At the top of the Mendip...

Snowdrops - Priddy, Somerset, UK. ID 809_9129

Priddy Snowdrops

As the snowdrops loose their white shine down in south Somerset I headed north and high to visit Priddy up in the Mendip Hills in the hope of finding flowers that were behind the...

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...