Following My Feet Follow Jeff Bevan across Somerset

Beach trees and the cloud - Cooks Fields, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_8567

Trees and Sky

At the top of Cook’s Fields in the Mendip Hills is a clump of beach trees.  The land is a Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve, and the trees are a local landmark.   From this...

Remembrace Poppies - Bishops Palace, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0154

Bishop’s Palace Poppies

The Bishop’s Palace in the Somerset ‘city’ of Wells is famous for the swans that enjoy being feed outside on the moat. The autumn colours are in full strength. Just not many people about!...

North Cheriton

North Cheriton is a little village in south Somerset.  The word cheriton means a village with a church.  So it is no surprise that the church has a prominent position at the top of...

Autumn Colours - Stock Hill Woods, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0482

Stockhill Wood

Stockhill Woods Walking in woodland is a great way to get some fresh air during the lockdown. Stockhill has loads of footpaths. Some are wide, firm and level while other are more challenging and muddy....

Withypool - Exmoor, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_8542

Withypool

Withypool Lets start with the petrol station at Withypool! It is a big tourist draw in the village.   Many people have their photographs taken with these old fashioned Shell pumps. The village sits...

Sycamores at first light - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7621

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchet These terraces, called lynchetts, are the signs of ancient field workings.  According to the Wikipedia: The traditional theory on the formation of lynchets is that they may form naturally on the downslope of...

Autumn Woodland

Beacon Hill Wood is a special place in autumn.  Golden beach leaves cover the woodland floor providing nutrients for the host of colourful fungi. It is hard to find fungi in perfect condition.  So...

Axe Valley towards Brent Knoll - From Cooks Fields, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7713P

Axe Valley Hills

I clear sky and a few clouds are the perfect mix for some autumn dawn colours, so I headed up the Mendip Hills in the hope of some long views across the Axe Valley....

Wilkins Cider Farm - Mudgley, Somerset, UK.. ID DSC_9851

Lands End Opening Times

The Coldnose Road runs along a high ride near Wedmore in Somerset.  To the north are long views across the Axe Valley to the Mendip Hills, To the south are views across the flat...

Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_7522

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe The nature reserve is approaching autumn very quickly – the bracken has died back and the leaves are already changing. Speckled Woods Speckled wood butterflies just keep going.  They are pretty much the...