Author: Jeff Bevan

Beech Trees - Pelting Drove, Nr Priddy, Somerset, UK. ID BR59271P

Dawn at the Beech

Pelting Drove Pelting Drove leads on from Deerleap towards the Mendip village of Priddy in Somerset.  As you pass over top of the hill from Wells there is a clump of beech trees on...

Early Morning Mist - Priddy Mineries, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR59101

Blue, White & Gold

North of the small City of Wells in Somerset is an area of the Mendip Hills called Priddy Mineries.  It was once an industrial mining area for the Romans and then again for the...

Festival of the Moon - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_6222

Festival of the Moon

Looking up at the moon from inside Wells Cathedral. Festival of the Moon The moon appeared in Wells Cathedral as part of the Festival of the Moon. If looks surreal as it floats between...

Nyland Hill across Cheddar Moor - Somerset, UK. ID BR58746

Nyland Tump

Nyland Hill This may be a small hill but in this flat landscape it is a natural landmark.  It is even more special as there is a public bridleway followed by open access land...

Bench with a view - Westbury-sub-Mendip, Somerset, UK. ID BR59320

Bench with a View

I do like a bench with a view.  This one is on top of Broadway Hill over looking Westbury-sub-Mendip. As its names implies this village is nestled beneath the Mendip Hills of Somerset. The...

Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) on Hogweed - Westhay, Somerset, UK. ID BR56841

Westhay Moor

Back in late September I visited the showcase Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve of Westhay Moor. Welcome to Westhay Moor It has been a long time since I properly visited this reserve.  Back in the...

Pussy Willow - Deerleap car park, Mendip Hills, Nr Wells, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_5858

Up Yours

On a rare weekend trip away we were strolling around the famous Pavilion in Brighton when one of the guides suggested we put our phones face down on floor and take a picture looking...

Burtle Moor - Burtle, Somerset, UK. ID BR58260

Burtle Moor

I was surprised by the number of small patches of the Somerset Levels are owned by conservation bodies.  One of these small patches is the Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve of Burtle Moor. This is...

Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID BR55687

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe in September To me the highlight was the fabulous sunset we had over the Autumn Equinox. The side gate into Cook’s Fields that leads to the grass path down to village of Westbury-sub-Mendip...

Autumn Equinox - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR57352

Lynchcombe Gate

Autumn Equinox I normally head up Glastonbury Tor to welcome the equinox with lots of other people.  But this autumn I wanted a simpler evening and so I drove up to Lynchcombe on the...