In Pictures

Snowy scenes across the UK

As snow falls on large parts of the UK, we look at some of the most striking wintry images.

A train crosses the Ribblehead Viaduct amid wintry scenes in North Yorkshire. Image copyright PA
Image caption Travel disruption on Friday hit major rail routes across the south west - but there were no such problems for this train crossing the Ribblehead Viaduct in North Yorkshire on Saturday.
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Ipswich Town football player James Bree retrieves the ball from a pile of snow at Portman Road. Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Most English Football League fixtures went ahead on Saturday. Ground staff at Portman Road worked hard ahead of Ipswich Town playing Sheffield Wednesday.
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Fans play in the snow outside Turf Moor stadium ahead of Burnley and Southampton's Premier League game Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption But six English Football League matches were postponed. No Premier League fixtures were affected, including here at Burnley's Turf Moor stadium.
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Stonehenge in the snow Image copyright PA
Image caption The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for ice across much of the south of England for Saturday and Sunday.
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Ground staff clear the Murrayfield pitch after snowfall in Edinburgh Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption There were icy conditions at Murrayfield on Saturday morning ahead of Scotland's Six Nations match with Italy. Rugby fans travelling to Edinburgh were urged to plan their travel arrangements in advance.
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A jogger runs past St Mary"s Lighthouse in Whitley Bay on the Northumberland coast. Image copyright MOD
Image caption Forecasters have warned Saturday night could be the coldest of winter so far with many parts of the UK - including here in Whitley Bay - expected to remain covered in snow and ice.
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A man clears snow to try free his car Image copyright PA
Image caption Icy roads were a familiar sight around the UK on Saturday morning - including here in Westbury, Wiltshire.
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Children sledging Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Children went sledging on Friday as they enjoyed a precious day off school in Poundbury, Dorset.
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Snowy scene at Clifton suspension bridge, Bristol Image copyright Reuters
Image caption These dogs went for a walk near a snow-covered Clifton suspension bridge in Bristol on Friday.
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An Amur tiger takes a drink at Whipsnade Zoo Image copyright PA
Image caption One of four endangered Amur tiger cubs, born at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire last year, had their first taste of British winter on Friday.
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Snowboarding on the South Downs at Devil's Dyke near Brighton. Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The chilly conditions prompted a bit of snowboarding on the South Downs at Devil's Dyke near Brighton on Friday.
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Woman take a selfie with a snowman in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Image copyright EPA
Image caption The UK's snowman population has been booming thanks in part to many students and workers whose weekend began early.
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A snowball in mid-flight as people go sledging near Brighton. Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Behind you! This snowball was captured mid-flight on a hillside near Brighton on Friday.
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A snowman and snow-cat sat on a bench in Bristol. Image copyright Reuters
Image caption People got creative with a snowman and snow-cat on a bench in Bristol.
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Two men push to help a driver try to get his car moving Image copyright PA
Image caption This pair offered a helping hand to a driver trying to get his car moving on Friday.
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Cars are driven through snow and slush near Chievely, Berkshire. Image copyright AFP
Image caption Cars are driven through snow and slush near Chievely, Berkshire, on Friday.
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A commuter in a kilt in the snow. Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption A commuter in Bristol sported a kilt on his way to work on Friday morning.
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A commuter wearing ski goggles. Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Another commuter looked a little better prepared, wearing ski goggles.
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Pug next to a snow dog that resembles him Image copyright @PugKeith
Image caption You looking at me? Rachel Bennett's pug dog Keith seemed to enjoy the conditions in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
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The Duchess of Sussex Image copyright PA
Image caption The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were in Bristol on Friday lunchtime as the snow continued to fall.
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Crowds greet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Despite the weather, the royal couple were met by large crowds as they visited the Bristol Old Vic theatre, which is undergoing a £26m restoration.
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A frozen-looking Roseberry Topping near Great Ayton in North Yorkshire. Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption A frozen-looking Roseberry Topping near Great Ayton in North Yorkshire.
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A snow plough clears a road in Shaftesbury, Dorset. Image copyright PA
Image caption Snow ploughs were needed to clear roads and airport runways on Friday, including this one pictured in Shaftesbury, Dorset.
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Children play in the snow in Hartley Wintney, Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Children made the most of the snow in Hartley Wintney, in Hampshire, on Friday morning.
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Staff work to clear clear Arsenal's training ground Image copyright Stuart MacFarlane
Image caption Staff worked to clear Arsenal's training ground in London Colney, Hertfordshire, on Friday morning.
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Car driving through snow near Shaftesbury, Dorset Image copyright PA
Image caption Driving conditions were hazardous across large parts of the UK, like here near Shaftesbury in Dorset.
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A very snowy Angel of the North Image copyright PA
Image caption A very snowy Angel of the North near Gateshead, in Tyne and Wear, where heavy snowfall caused travel disruption on Friday.
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Spot the dog: A Dalmatian runs through the snow in Milton Keynes. Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Spot the dog: A Dalmatian runs through the snow in Milton Keynes on Friday.
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A snow-covered tent in Cardiff's Queen Street. Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption A snow-covered tent in Cardiff's Queen Street, where temperatures fell below freezing on Thursday night.
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A tap measure in the snow Image copyright Lauren and Joshua Morris
Image caption More than six inches of snow had settled in Wells, Somerset, by 10:00 GMT on Friday.
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Pedestrians walk through Queen"s Square in Bristol after heavy snowfall Image copyright PA
Image caption Queen's Square in Bristol resembled a scene from Narnia on Friday morning.
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A motorist clears the snow from a 4x4 vehicle in Bristol Image copyright PA
Image caption The struggle was real for this driver pictured clearing the windows of a 4x4 in Bristol on Friday.
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A dog goes for a walk n the snow in Bristol Image copyright Reuters
Image caption A dog out for a walk in the snow in Bristol on Friday.
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White rooftops were seen in Gold Hill, Dorset. Image copyright PA
Image caption White rooftops were seen in Gold Hill, Dorset, on Friday morning after heavy snowfall.
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An elderly resident makes his way up a snow covered road Image copyright AFP
Image caption An elderly resident makes his way up a snow-covered road in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, in the early hours of Friday.
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