Tagged: UK

Almshouses from St Cuthberts Church - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6760- Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6775

St Cuthberts Open Day

  Recent open days at St Cuthbert’s church in the Hot Fuzz city of Wells in Somerset.  For a few pounds you could climb the narrow spiral steps up to the top of the...

Draycott Sleight

Draycott Sleights

Draycott Sleights High up on the southern ridge of the Mendip Hills the sleights with their endless views across the Somerset Levels are a big draw with photographers. This Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve...

A303 habitat creation - Compton Pauncefoot, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_3058


Beautiful verge alongside the busy A303 dual carriageway through Somerset this summer. Wild flowers for every motorist to see.

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_2689

Collard Hill

Collard Hill Exciting times up on Collard Hill near to the town of Street for the annual appearance of the rare large blue butterfly.  However, it was the common blue that put on the...

Bluebells - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_1229

Lynchcombe Update

Back in May I visited Lynchcombe to check on the nature reserve for which I am a volunteer warden for the Somerset Wildlife Trust.  It is September now and it has been another fascinating...

Church of St Dunstan - Baltonsborough, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0806

South Somerset Churches

With the sun out it was a great day for a cycle trip around some of the villages of South Somerset. Baltonsborough I arrived in Baltonsborough just as the hay was being cut in...

Church of St Peter - Lydford-on-Fosse, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0214P

Lydford On Fosse

West Lyford Tucked away in the countryside, out of sight from the busy cross roads of the Fosse Way (aka A37) and the B3153 is the small village of West Lydford. The River Blue...

GB Gruffy

I’m still catching up with May posts after a long break with a broken computer and trips away from home. GB Gruffy is a Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve with a very strange name. Gruffy, comes from...

Hadspen Frost - Nr Castle Cary, Somerset, UK. ID 826_2327


Having been working in Death Valley for a while – a place with the record for the hottest day on earth – today I was back in England where winter temperatures are nearly 40 degrees lower! Hadspen Near Castle...

Fungi Foray - Beacon Hill Woods, Somerset, UK. ID 826_2257

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill Woods One of my favourite woods – beautiful every autumn and full of ancient and recent history.  It also has a website maintained by a good friend of mine so we need...