Tagged: Mendip Hills

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...

Pussy Willow - Deerleap car park, Mendip Hills, Nr Wells, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_5858

Up Yours

On a rare weekend trip away we were strolling around the famous Pavilion in Brighton when one of the guides suggested we put our phones face down on floor and take a picture looking...

Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID BR55687

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe in September To me the highlight was the fabulous sunset we had over the Autumn Equinox. The side gate into Cook’s Fields that leads to the grass path down to village of Westbury-sub-Mendip...

Autumn Equinox - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR57352

Lynchcombe Gate

Autumn Equinox I normally head up Glastonbury Tor to welcome the equinox with lots of other people.  But this autumn I wanted a simpler evening and so I drove up to Lynchcombe on the...

Marbled White (Melanargia galathea) - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR50350

Lynchcombe Summer

Summertime on the Lynchcombe nature reserve.  My favourite place at my favourite time of year! Butterflies I have carried on counting the butterflies across the year this year.  It has been a mixed up...

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) - Middledown, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR54222

Back into Summer

Middledown is a limestone grassland nature reserve up in the middle the Mendip Hills above Cheddar Gorge.  It is managed by the Somerset Wildlife Trust. Normally, I visit this reserve when it is covered...

Sheep Gate

Sheep are keeping the grass a bit shorter up on the Deerleap field.  On the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills this is a very popular spot for a stroll. Sheep everywhere. Over the...

Approaching Storm - Deerleap, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_4877

Storm Crows

Recently I have been popping up to Deerleap for an evening stroll.  Something I started during the lockdowns as my daily exercise from home. Today, I did not realise that a thunder storm was...