Summer mist at Deerleap
If you follow the road out of Wells to Wookey Hole and up the hill to Ebbor Gorge to the car park, then it is only a short walk to the deer leap standing stones and open views across the Somerset Levels.
Today there was a summer mist around around the levels and Glastonbury Tor.
Local legend has it that the stones mark the giant leap of a deer – that’s 16 metres. The stones have been there a long time. But not the little one which is a more modern replacement after the nearby stone wall was removed for building material.
Alternatively, deers leap is the name given to a low point in a wall or fence that deer used to jump across.
Which ever is true does not matter as this is such a beautiful spot.
On returning down the hill all the clouds seem to point to the St Cuthbert’s paper mill.
Read more about the stones: http://www.ubss.org.uk