Tagged: Somerset Levels

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...

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...

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...

Butleigh Moor - Nr Street, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_3382

Spring on the Levels

During the lockdown we were allowed out each day for some exercise.  So to get fit I went for lots of cycle rides around the Somerset Levels.  The moors and levels were looking beautiful...

Huish Level and River Parrett - Langport, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6584

Storm Dennis

Langport Following on from Storm Ciara last week, Storm Dennis arrived over the weekend. Both brought heavy rain and winds.  On the Somerset Levels it also brought floods. The River Parrett burst its banks at Langport...

Somerset Levels in the Mist - From Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2678

First Mist

My First Mist I’m not sure that this is the first blanket mist of the year – but it is to me. Recently I have been climbing (walking up) Crook Peak in the dark....

Fist snow of the year - Cooks Fields, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4813

First Snow

The First Snow We recently had snow for the first time this year.  We did have some last October, not very much but with the autumn colours out it was pretty photogenic.  I did...

Starling Murmuration - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2336E

Starling Trail

I took half day’s leave from work so I could head across to Shapwick Heath to catch the starlings returning to their overnight roost. The birds had moved from Ham Wall a week before....

Starlings cross the sky - Shapwick Heath, UK. ID DSC_3017

Starling Trail

Starling Roost It’s a new year and the starlings have recently moved from RSPB Ham Wall to a new site in the Roughet at the far end of Natural England’s Shapwick Heath. Its been a...