North Hill

First snow of winter - North Hill, Mendips, Somerset, UK. ID 824_1959

First snow of winter – North Hill, Mendips, Somerset, UK. ID 824_1959

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 it does I get very excited.

Top of the World

First snow of winter - North Hill, Mendips, Somerset, UK. ID 824_1977

First snow of winter – North Hill, Mendips, Somerset, UK. ID 824_1977

On the top of the world the fields are lined with dry-stone walls with the occasional hawthorn tree.

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

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

The dry-stone walls provide beautiful textures and make this area very special.

First snow of winter - North Hill, Mendips, Somerset, UK. ID 824_2058

First snow of winter – North Hill, Mendips, Somerset, UK. ID 824_2058

Lower down the Priddy Pools area is covered in tuffs of grass which holds on to the snow.

First snow of winter - North Hill, Mendips, Somerset, UK. ID 824_2093

First snow of winter – North Hill, Mendips, Somerset, UK. ID 824_2093

The sky was a beautiful soft blue.

First snow of winter - North Hill, Mendips, Somerset, UK. ID 824_2072

First snow of winter – North Hill, Mendips, Somerset, UK. ID 824_2072

The Lady Well Pool provided water for the nearby village of Priddy.  In the distance is the Stockhill Wood.

Lady Well Pool of winter - North Hill, Mendips, Somerset, UK. ID 824_2079

Lady Well Pool of winter – North Hill, Mendips, Somerset, UK. ID 824_2079

This leat took the water to the village.

Fair Lady Well in winter - North Hill, Mendips, Somerset, UK. ID 824_2086

Fair Lady Well in winter – North Hill, Mendips, Somerset, UK. ID 824_2086

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