Tagged: Mendip Hills

Butcombe Trail

The Butcombe Trail It is amazing how far some people can run.  But when I discovered that the 56 mile Butcombe Trail ultramarathon was on my doorstep I quickly realised it was about 56...

Sheep - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_5284

Lynchcombe Steps

Sheep and Butterflies It’s July, the sun is out and Lynchcombe is covered in sheep and butterflies.  Also, horse flies and ticks so take care! Most of the sheep were under the trees taking...

Break in the weather - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4586H

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe Catching up on another month of visits to the Lynchcombe nature reserve.  The site has fantastic views across Somerset, and June provided some clear evenings with glorious colours. At the top of the...

Deerleap Sunset

Up the hill from the deer leap standing stones is a car park and picnic site.  Famous as a location used in the Hot Fuzz film and with panoramic views across Somerset this one...

Deerleap Standing Stones - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_3874

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...

Spring Revisited

Spring time and we are still in lockdown.  So I wanted to revisit some of my spring pictures from around Somerset – starting with roe deer. This is the sort of view most of...

Lynchcombe Lookout - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_8225

Lynchcombe Lookout

The Lookout Outside the immediate area around your home and work there can be few places that you have visited hundreds of times.  For me the Lynchcombe lookout is one of those places. As...

Evening - Henton, Somerset, UK. ID Henton Panorama

Henton Primroses

Henton Henton is one of the line of mill stream villages that run along the southern edge of the Axe Valley in Somerset. The houses and church are spread along the B3139 squeezed in-between...

Snowdrops - Mells, Somerset, UK. ID 804_2436

Mells Snowdrops

Snowdrops of Wadbury Valley In the steep wooded valley that leads east of the village of Mells are some of my favourite snowdrop sites. The best spot can be found on a raised platform...

Frost - Cross Plain, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_3668

Cross Plain

Wavering Down Standing guard on the track to Wavering Down I was persuaded to stay and photograph Cross Plain instead. There was a lot of sheep this morning – not all with the same...