Barrow Hill

Barrow Hill before dawn - Panborough, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR52475

Barrow Hill before dawn – Panborough, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR52475

Barrow Hill is a small but perfectly formed hill at Panborough in Somerset.  In fact is so perfect that from some angles it looks handmade like a Somerset pyramid.

I parked around the corner as there is very little parking next to the hill.

Across the fields the silhouette of the hill was made visible by the illuminated clouds behind.  Perhaps it was the street light from the nearby small town of Wedmore.

Above the clouds the sky was black and full of stars.

Barrow Hill before dawn - Panborough, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR52468

Barrow Hill before dawn – Panborough, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR52468

However, as I was looking north this was the wrong view point to photograph the sunrise.  So I followed the road around to the other side of the hill.  In the dark I was searching for a footpath that I had seen on the map the day before.  To my surprise the entrance to the path was through a private garden.

It felt very old walking passed over someone’s kitchen window and lawn in the middle of the night.

Barrow Hill before dawn - Panborough, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR52626

Barrow Hill before dawn – Panborough, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR52626

I was glad to reach the gate at the end of their back garden and enter some farmland where I could set up my tripod and wait to see what the new day would bring.

And finally…

A large flock of starlings flew over head after spending the night at the Ham Wall roost.

Starlings circle Barrow Hill at dawn - Panborough, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR52528

Starlings circle Barrow Hill at dawn – Panborough, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR52528

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