Westbury Moor

Flooding on Westbury Moor - Westbury-sub-Mendip, Somerset, UK. ID BR50339

Flooding on Westbury Moor – Westbury-sub-Mendip, Somerset, UK. ID BR50339

From up on Mendip you could look down over the village of Westbury-sub-Mendip and see large areas of water shining in the bright sunlight.

It was time to take a closer look, so I drove down the hill and parked near Lodge Hill.

Dividing Westbury Moor are two parallel tracks that end in the middle of nowhere.  At the point the tracks split there is a bench with view across the fields.

Resting Spot on Westbury Moor - Westbury-sub-Mendip, Somerset, UK. ID BR50846

Resting Spot on Westbury Moor – Westbury-sub-Mendip, Somerset, UK. ID BR50846

Having already got my feet wet just reaching the bench I decided to take the right-hand track which looked like it would be a lot dryer.

The track is called Long Drove – and it lives up to its name.

Long Drove on Westbury Moor - Westbury-sub-Mendip, Somerset, UK. ID BR50370

Long Drove on Westbury Moor – Westbury-sub-Mendip, Somerset, UK. ID BR50370

Soon the fields surrounding the drove were covered in flood water.

Flooding on Westbury Moor - Westbury-sub-Mendip, Somerset, UK. ID BR50304P

Flooding on Westbury Moor – Westbury-sub-Mendip, Somerset, UK. ID BR50304P

Much to the delight of the birds.

Flooding on Westbury Moor - Westbury-sub-Mendip, Somerset, UK. ID BR50846

Flooding on Westbury Moor – Westbury-sub-Mendip, Somerset, UK. ID BR50846

And finally…

A long line of cattle walk back to the farm in front of Chalcroft Hill.

Walking Home - Chalcroft Hill, Westbury-sub-Mendip, Somerset, UK. ID BR50109

Walking Home – Chalcroft Hill, Westbury-sub-Mendip, Somerset, UK. ID BR50109

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