Category: Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor at Sunrise - Somerset, UK. ID 824_4199

Crossing the Equinox with Venus

Autumn is the time of year when Venus, the morning star, is at its highest point in the sky. A clear morning at the top of Glastonbury Tor was the perfect location to see...

Glastonbury Tor

Winter Solstice

Winter Soltice Hundreds of people gather at Glastonbury Tor in Somerset to celebrate the Winter Solstice. I walked to the top in the dark, thanks to those who lined the path with night lights. I...

Glastonbury Tor and Swans - From Hearty Moor, Somerset, UK. ID 827_9472

Hearty Moor

I’ve been unwell for a few days so instead of a walk or a bike ride I thought I would get out in the car.   It had been a beautiful day so I...

Glastonbury Tor at Night - Somerset, UK. ID 927_9247

Tor Light by Night

The forecast was for a clear morning, following a cold night, so it was perfect time for an early walk up Glastonbury Tor to see some stars. Stars I climbed up the hill around 6...

Sheep - Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 827_8188

Somerset Mist

Despite the very mild weather it has been misty recently.  During a trip to the Avalon Marshes I looked up and could just see a hint of blue.  This meant that I had a couple...

Autumn Equinox at Glastonbury Tor

Autumn Equinox

This year in the UK the autumn equinox was on the 23rd September.  The time when the sun rises due east and sets due west.  The earth is not leaning towards or away from...

Sunrise over the Somerset Sea - Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8977

Glastonbury Tor Sunrise

With the autumn equinox approaching it was time to re-visit the top of Glastonbury Tor.  It has been a while and I missed a lot of opportunities this summer.  So I wanted to welcome...

Spring Equinox Sunrise - From Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7355

Spring Equinox

First a confession, I missed the Spring Equinox by a day.  Exhaustion from several days trudging through snow caused me to stay in bed too long.  So today, with a great weather forecast, I...

Church of St Mary the Virgin - Croscombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_4655

Croscombe

Croscombe Croscombe village lies between Wells and Shepton Mallet in Somerset.  Until recently it had a garage that serviced my motorcycle.  The George Inn has been a destination for many of our Sunday walks. The...

Supermoon from Wearyall HIll - Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4913

Somerset Supermoon

Supermoon After a disappointing visit hoping to see the starling murmurations from the hamlet of Stileway I remembered this was supermoon night.  At first the moon was hidden behind clouds.  This gave me enough time to...