Tagged: Bruton

The Church of the Holy Trinity - Wyke Champflower, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_1350

Pitcombe Valley

I recently visited the church at the tiny village of Pitcombe near Wincanton in Somerset.  The church sits in a deep valley that cuts through the steep hills around Bruton.  This valley to a...

Pitcombe - Somerset, UK. ID IMG_1232

Pitcombe

South Somerset is a land of small villages. Many of these are tucked away is hidden valleys.  One of these is the tiny village of Pitcombe. I did not know where Pitcombe was until...

Sunrise from Lamyat Beacon - Bruton, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1224

Lamyatt Beacon

Lamyatt Beacon is at the site of a Celtic temple high on one of the tops of Creech Hill.  This is the highest spot for miles and has commanding views of the countryside. This morning a deep...

Spring Morning - Longwood, Somerset, UK. ID 825_0621H

Colours of May

This summer has been so busy.  So I have decided the only way to catch up is to write a single post for the whole of May. The Colours of May Spring is a...

Nosey Cow - St James Church, Milton Clevedon, Somerset,, UK. ID 804_7887

Looking for Hidden Churches

Not all churches stand at the top of a hill, or next to a village green, for all to see.  Many nestle down between trees, in combes or even farmyards.  On my cycle ride today I was...

Dawn over Greens Combe to King Alfreds Tower - Bruton, Somerset, UK. ID 808_1465

Green’s Combe Farm

Just north of Bruton in Somerset is Creech Hill. This is one of the highest points in the landscape at 199 metres.  On the road over the hill is a small triangle with enough...

Dawn over Greens Combe to St Alfreds Tower - Bruton, Somerset, UK. ID 808_1409

Alfreds Tower Sunrise

It was 7 am on a cold autumn day high up on the top of Creech Hill near Bruton in Somerset.  Mist was sitting in the valleys between Green’s Combe and King Alfred’s Tower....

Morning Mist at Bruton

Somerset Mist

The 1st of September and the Somerset Mist season gets started with a bang.   The best places for mist in Somerset are the Levels and Blackmore Vale. I’m lucky to regularly travel between these.  Hoping for mist I...

Bruton Dovecote

Bruton Dovecote

I’m still being diverted via Bruton on my way to work.  This town’s best known landmark is the ancient Dovecote.  Built around 400 years ago the Dovecote may have originally been a watch tower.  Its sits...

Greens Combe

Creech Hill

While I am being diverted via Bruton on my way to work I have become fascinated by Creech Hill.  I have been trying to make sense of the shape of the landscape in my head.  Its...