In Pictures: Wintry wonderland as snow returns to UK

The UK has seen travel disrupted in freezing weather as the Met Office warned snow is set to fall in almost every area in the coming days.

Hikers follow the Latrigg walk to take in the view of Lake Derwentwater (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Hikers follow the Latrigg walk to take in the view of Lake Derwentwater (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Highland cattle in Durham during a snow blizzard as freezing weather grips the UK (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Highland cattle in Durham during a snow blizzard as freezing weather grips the UK (Owen Humphreys/PA)

This week is forecast to be one of the coldest of the winter so far.

A lorry passes through heavy snow on the A66 in Durham, as heavy snowfall led to travel disruption (Owen Humphreys/PA)
A lorry passes through heavy snow on the A66 in Durham, as heavy snowfall led to travel disruption (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Up to 2cm of snow was reported in Kent and Essex on Monday and the bad weather caused several crashes on the M20.

Snow falls on sheep and  lambs in a flurry near Wadebridge where cold weather is creating light snow in the lambing season, which is weeks earlier than the rest of the country due to milder Cornish weather (Ben Birchall/PA)
Snow falls on sheep and lambs in a flurry near Wadebridge where cold weather is creating light snow in the lambing season, which is weeks earlier than the rest of the country due to milder Cornish weather (Ben Birchall/PA)
Brougham castle near Penrith in Cumbria during a blizzard (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Brougham castle near Penrith in Cumbria during a blizzard (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Griseburn Viaduct covered in snow in the Lake District as bad weather led to travel disruption (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Griseburn Viaduct covered in snow in the Lake District as bad weather led to travel disruption (Owen Humphreys/PA)
A ewe and two lambs in the snow in Penrith, Cumbria (Owen Humphreys/PA)
A ewe and two lambs in the snow in Penrith, Cumbria (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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