Tagged: Somerset

Mudgley - From North Chine Drove, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_6732

Going for a Ride

I have been going for lots of cycle rides as the lockdown eases.  Its a time to escape for a couple of hours in the middle of the week and enjoy some sunshine. On...

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...

Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) - Collard Hill, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4931

Collard Hill

Collard Hill Each June I visit Collard Hill near Street in Somerset.  This year with the pandemic still raging things felt a bit different.  But in this landscape social distancing  is easy. The grassland...

Church of St Mary - Moorlinch, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4638

Church of St Mary at Moorlinch

When you are in the tiny village of Moorlinch the church is hard to find. It seems to be hidden in an orchard. … or behind a villager’s vegetable garden. But high above the...

Hawthorm in Bloom - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_1581

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe Nature Reserve During spring the volunteering activities organised by the Somerset Wildlife Trust closed down as the country tackled the pandemic.  Then in May things started to very slowly return to normal.  Now...

Bluebells at Steep Holm - Between Dulcote and Dinder, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7667

Mendip Bluebells

Around Wells in Somerset is a patchwork of little woods.  It is difficult to tell from the map where one ends and another begins.   In spring they are full of bluebells.  But if you...

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...

Dafodils - Church of St Michael, Dinder, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_4815

Life in Lockdown

When I last posted we had no idea how quickly things were about to change. In a time of spring sunshine we are staying at home.  Who knows what is ahead and when or...