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In Pictures: Fun in the snow as temperatures tumble

Temperatures across the whole of the UK have dipped below freezing.

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Children sledge down Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Children sledge down Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Children sledge down Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Large areas of the UK woke up to snow and ice on Sunday.

The conditions turned the countryside into a winter wonderland – and many people headed out to enjoy the fresh air.

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People sledging on Gold Hill, in Shaftesbury, Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)

People sledging on Gold Hill, in Shaftesbury, Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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People sledging on Gold Hill, in Shaftesbury, Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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Fun in the snow in Shaftesbury (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Fun in the snow in Shaftesbury (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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Fun in the snow in Shaftesbury (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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Dog walkers on a snowy Gold Hill (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Dog walkers on a snowy Gold Hill (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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Dog walkers on a snowy Gold Hill (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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Snow on Troopers Hill in Bristol (Ben Birchall/PA)

Snow on Troopers Hill in Bristol (Ben Birchall/PA)

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Snow on Troopers Hill in Bristol (Ben Birchall/PA)

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Snowy scenes in Bristol (Ben Birchall/PA)

Snowy scenes in Bristol (Ben Birchall/PA)

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Snowy scenes in Bristol (Ben Birchall/PA)

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People walking in the snow in Battersea Park, London (Aaron Chown/PA)

People walking in the snow in Battersea Park, London (Aaron Chown/PA)

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People walking in the snow in Battersea Park, London (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Do you want to build a snowman? (Aaron Chown/PA)

Do you want to build a snowman? (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Do you want to build a snowman? (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Snow falls in Piccadilly Circus, central London (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Snow falls in Piccadilly Circus, central London (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Snow falls in Piccadilly Circus, central London (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Cyclists ride through falling snow on Regent Street (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Cyclists ride through falling snow on Regent Street (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Cyclists ride through falling snow on Regent Street (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Venturing out in Kew, south-west London (Martin Keene/PA)

Venturing out in Kew, south-west London (Martin Keene/PA)

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Venturing out in Kew, south-west London (Martin Keene/PA)

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Arthur, a West Highland terrier, explores the snow in Kew (Martin Keene/PA)

Arthur, a West Highland terrier, explores the snow in Kew (Martin Keene/PA)

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Arthur, a West Highland terrier, explores the snow in Kew (Martin Keene/PA)

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People enjoy the snow in Guildford, Surrey (Adam Davy/PA)

People enjoy the snow in Guildford, Surrey (Adam Davy/PA)

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People enjoy the snow in Guildford, Surrey (Adam Davy/PA)

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Taking to the slopes in Guildford (Adam Davy/PA)

Taking to the slopes in Guildford (Adam Davy/PA)

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Taking to the slopes in Guildford (Adam Davy/PA)

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A snowy scene around Guildford Cathedral (Adam Davy/PA)

A snowy scene around Guildford Cathedral (Adam Davy/PA)

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A snowy scene around Guildford Cathedral (Adam Davy/PA)

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Winston, an eight-month-old Border terrier, enjoys the snow for the first time near Windsor, Berkshire (Steve Parsons/PA)

Winston, an eight-month-old Border terrier, enjoys the snow for the first time near Windsor, Berkshire (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Winston, an eight-month-old Border terrier, enjoys the snow for the first time near Windsor, Berkshire (Steve Parsons/PA)

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A jogger in the snow on the Long Walk at Windsor Castle, Berkshire (Jonathan Brady/PA)

A jogger in the snow on the Long Walk at Windsor Castle, Berkshire (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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A jogger in the snow on the Long Walk at Windsor Castle, Berkshire (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Police at a snowy Stonehenge in Wiltshire (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Police at a snowy Stonehenge in Wiltshire (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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Police at a snowy Stonehenge in Wiltshire (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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A snowman at Maidenhead Thicket in Berkshire (Pete Clifton/PA)

A snowman at Maidenhead Thicket in Berkshire (Pete Clifton/PA)

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A snowman at Maidenhead Thicket in Berkshire (Pete Clifton/PA)

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Frosty friends at Pinkneys Green in Maidenhead (Pete Clifton/PA)

Frosty friends at Pinkneys Green in Maidenhead (Pete Clifton/PA)

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Frosty friends at Pinkneys Green in Maidenhead (Pete Clifton/PA)

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A skier at Barossa nature reserve in Camberley, Surrey (John Walton/PA)

A skier at Barossa nature reserve in Camberley, Surrey (John Walton/PA)

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A skier at Barossa nature reserve in Camberley, Surrey (John Walton/PA)

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Surely a husky would be at home in the snow? (John Walton/PA)

Surely a husky would be at home in the snow? (John Walton/PA)

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Surely a husky would be at home in the snow? (John Walton/PA)

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