Following My Feet Follow Jeff Bevan across Somerset

Wind in the Willows - Westhay, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_7168

Windmills in the Sky

There are several windmills in the Somerset but probably the best known are Stembridge, Walton and Ashton mills. Stembridge In South Somerset up on the top High Ham is Stembridge Mill. I found it...

Strawberry Line

Between the flat levels and the steep sides of the Mendip Hills are a line of strawberry farms. Sheltered from the wind on the sunny southern slopes of the Mendips around Cheddar a railway...

Burtle Loop

Burtle Loop This straight stretch of road is part of Strava‘s Burtle Loop.  I’ve cycled it so many time that I’m currently the their Local Legend for this Loop.  The tag of Local Legend...

Mudgley - From North Chine Drove, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_6732

Going for a Ride

I have been going for lots of cycle rides as the lockdown eases.  Its a time to escape for a couple of hours in the middle of the week and enjoy some sunshine. On...

Butcombe Trail

The Butcombe Trail It is amazing how far some people can run.  But when I discovered that the 56 mile Butcombe Trail ultramarathon was on my doorstep I quickly realised it was about 56...

Sheep - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_5284

Lynchcombe Steps

Sheep and Butterflies It’s July, the sun is out and Lynchcombe is covered in sheep and butterflies.  Also, horse flies and ticks so take care! Most of the sheep were under the trees taking...

Meadow Brown - St Michaels Church,Brent Knoll, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_6924

Brent Knoll

A village and a hill I have been on some long cycle rides recently.  Today I had a ride to the sea side stopping off at the village of Brent Knoll on the way...

Break in the weather - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4586H

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe Catching up on another month of visits to the Lynchcombe nature reserve.  The site has fantastic views across Somerset, and June provided some clear evenings with glorious colours. At the top of the...

Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) - Collard Hill, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4931

Collard Hill

Collard Hill Each June I visit Collard Hill near Street in Somerset.  This year with the pandemic still raging things felt a bit different.  But in this landscape social distancing  is easy. The grassland...

Church of St Mary - Moorlinch, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4638

Church of St Mary at Moorlinch

When you are in the tiny village of Moorlinch the church is hard to find. It seems to be hidden in an orchard. … or behind a villager’s vegetable garden. But high above the...