Following My Feet Follow Jeff Bevan across Somerset

Langacre Rhyne

Langacre Rhyne I often look at maps in the evening for lines in the landscape that will line up with the direction of sunrise.  Today it was the turn of Langacre Rhyne.  The rhyne...

Red Sunset - Nr Croscombe, Somerset, UK. ID 824_6100

Ridge Road Red

Ridge Road A local route known as the Ridge Road is a series of country roads that join Wells and Shepton Mallet in Somerset.  It is a rural rat run used by commuters to avoid...

Starling Murmuration - Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 824_6350

Starling Trail

All Change For a couple of weeks the starlings have been roosting in the far north of the RSPB Ham Wall nature reserve on the Avalon Marshes in Somerset.  Getting good views of this...

Starlings at Winderness Way - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 824_5966

Starling Trail

Recently the Starlings have been roosting in the wilderness.  Far from the main path in Ham Wall getting good views is difficult – especially as the weather has been so poor. The best place to watch...

Fox - Lynchcombe

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe The Lynchcombe nature reserve on the Mendip Hills is a sunny south facing grassland slope.  It is a beautiful location that needs a lot of management to keep it this way. I am a volunteer reserve...

Southlake Moor - Burrow Bridge, Somerset, UK. ID 824_5313

Southlake Moor

Today the weather forecast was perfect – a clear but very cold winter’s day.  So I headed out to climb Burrow Mump to photograph the sunrise over the flooded moors.  Burrow Mump is a small hill similar in...

Split Trees - Deerleap, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4930

Lynchcombe Steps

I am a volunteer warden for the Lynchcombe nature reserve on the Mendip Hills of Somerset.  Not much happens in this Somerset Wildlife Trust during winter.  So today was a quick visit to check...

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...

Rainbow over Meare Pool - Meare, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4275

Meare Rainbows

Meare Pool Often the island of Meare is just passed through to get to the nature reserves at Ham Wall or Shapwick Heath but it is well worth a visit of its own.  It was once surrounded...

Starlings at Stileway Farm - Nr Meare, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4477

Starling Trail

Starlings leave Stileway Farm near Meare to fly the short distance to the roost site.  The birds often gather in fields near the roost site before flying into Ham Wall or Shapwick Heath in...