Category: Somerset Levels

North Drain

Despite its awful name the North Drain is a beautiful waterway that slowly flows through a series of amazing moors in the wide open flat valley of the River Brue on the Somerset Levels....

Long Drove - Queens Sedge Moor, Glastonbury, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4482

Long Drove Floods

More flooding between Wells and Glastonbury.  Apparently this is a road. Long Drove is a dead straight road that runs for about 2 miles. This van made it across the deep part.  Several other...

Buttercup Meadow - Rattling Bow, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR57501


The last couple of springs the Somerset Levels have been a sea of yellow buttercups. Barrow Hill, at Panborough, is one of my favourite hills.  This is all down to that tree growing out...

Brent Knoll Sunset - From the base of Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_9985

Welcome to December

One Day in December The cold weather arrived with December.  I stopped on an early morning ride across the Somerset Level to photograph the frost in the fields. Dawn But my day started a...

Wind in the Willows - Westhay, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_7168

Windmills in the Sky

There are several windmills in the Somerset but probably the best known are Stembridge, Walton and Ashton mills. Stembridge In South Somerset up on the top High Ham is Stembridge Mill. I found it...

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...

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....

Glastonbury Tor - From the Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4355

Axe Valley

Somerset Mists On clear cold winter mornings mystical mists hang over the Somerset Levels. High up the south facing slopes of the Mendip Hills is the perfect spot to take in the whole landscape....

The Levels in Mist - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID DSCN6640

White Mist

This morning a mist sat across the Somerset Levels. Before dawn the mist was grey.  But this gave the sky the opportunity to show some colour as the sun’s red light could reach the clouds but not the ground. Mist As...

Riders in the Cold on the Mendip Hills

Winter Wonderland

This week the temperatures dropped down to -6 °Cel.  Today the freezing fog created a beautiful layer of frost across the Mendip Hills and the Somerset Levels.