Category: Cooks Fields

Sheep Gate

Sheep are keeping the grass a bit shorter up on the Deerleap field.  On the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills this is a very popular spot for a stroll. Sheep everywhere. Over the...

Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus) - Cooks Fields, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR50048

Cooks Fields

The Cook’s Fields nature reserve overlooks the Somerset village of Westbury-sub-Mendip.  On a clear day you can see for miles across to Glastonbury Tor and the Somerset Levels. Today, after enjoying the views, I...

Beach trees and the cloud - Cooks Fields, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_8567

Trees and Sky

At the top of Cook’s Fields in the Mendip Hills is a clump of beach trees.  The land is a Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve, and the trees are a local landmark.   From this...

Axe Valley towards Brent Knoll - From Cooks Fields, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7713P

Axe Valley Hills

I clear sky and a few clouds are the perfect mix for some autumn dawn colours, so I headed up the Mendip Hills in the hope of some long views across the Axe Valley....

Autumn Ladys-tresses (Spiranthes spiralis) - Cooks Fields, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7779

Autumn Lady’s-Tresses

Next to Lynchcombe nature reserve is another brilliant Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve called Cooks Fields.  I walk through a corner of it every time I visit Lynchcombe.  In that corner is the tiny special...

Cooks Fields in Winter - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_5963

Cooks Fields in Spring

Spring time, but on Cooks Fields along the exposed southern ridge of the Mendip Hills in Somerset it was clearly still winter time. Cooks Fields Cooks Fields is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve...

Sunrise at Cooks Fields - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_1748

Cook’s Fields Sunrise

It was the morning after the evening before as I returned to Cook’s Fields to photograph the Sycamores at the top of this Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve.  The morning was to have everything: some snow,...

Top of the Hill - Cooks Fields, Somerset, UK. ID 824_1614

Lynchcombe Steps

At the moment my day job, designing software and web sites, has been keeping me very busy.  At such times it is hard to get out and take pictures.  But after a long day at work...

Old Fence - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB4_9266

Cooks Fields

When I leave Lynchcombe through the top gate I pass through a corner of Cook’s Fields before returning via Deerleap to the car park.  Sometimes this small corner has a big surprise such as this...