Tagged: Mendips

Brown Argus (Aricia agestis) - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_3660

Lynchcombe Steps

The Lynchcombe nature reserve is covered in hawthorn blossom.  Once again making this a magical time, here and across a lot of Somerset. The Lynchcombe nature reserve is owned and managed by the Somerset...

Wild Garlic in the New Cut - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_3945

Cut Above

New Cut The words new cut brings images to mind of motorways crossing a hillside.  However, this is not the case in Wells.  Here the New Cut appears to be an ancient track up...

Wild Garlic - Cheddar Wood, Somerset, UK. ID JB_2762

Callow Hill

Callow Hill sits on the southern side of the Mendip Hills in Somerset.  I started a walk in Axbridge near Cheddar, and immediately climbed the steep hill up through the woods. This is not...

Dove's-foot cranesbill (Geranium molle) - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_1558

Lynchcombe Steps

It was time to spend some quality time on the Lynchcombe nature reserve on the edge of the Mendip Hills.  As a volunteer warden I was checking on the condition of the reserve for...

Fuller's Hay - Blagdon Combe, Somerset, UK. ID JB_0027

Fuller’s Hay

I do not normally travel this far north in Somerset, but I tumbled across a picture of Fuller’s Hay on the internet.  This is a wood with a strange name near the village of...

Snowdrops in the Snow - Priddy, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_2818

Snow Drops on Snowdrops

My last post about the cold snap that brought springtime snow to Somerset.  This time focusing on snowdrops.  Who doesn’t like a snowdrop in snow? The combination of thick snow that hid most flowers,...

Dry-stone Wall - Priddy, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_2925

Priddy Green in White

Having popped home to warm up I could not resist rushing straight back out to capture more of the snow on the Mendip Hills.  This time to visit the only village high up in...

Trees in Snow - North Hill above Priddy Mineries, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4191

Stockhill Woods in the Snow

Day two of the this weeks winter adventure up in the Mendip Hills of Somerset.  Today we did not just have snow but also thick fog. I parked in the excellent car park at...

Lynchcombe Sycamores - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_9737HP

Sycamore Tree Sun

To some the idea of loving sycamores in the UK is treason.  They have only been in the country for 500 years after being introduced by people.  But with ash trees being removed everywhere...

Sunrise over the village green - Priddy, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_9089

Red & Blue Priddy Green

The village green at Priddy is wide and open.  The early morning sky was dark red, and the frost covered grass had turned a soft blue in the semi-darkness. It was a bitterly cold...