This morning I was walking around Lynchcombe. This reserve has excellent views across the Somerset Levels. I could see the fields around Meare were under floodwater so in the afternoon I drove down to there to photograph the sunset.
The fields regularly flood and with the huge about of rain we have had recently it was no surprise to discover the fields were under a foot of water. Visiting this area in flood does require some care when driving around the lanes, or when walking as the water depth can suddenly change.
The floodwater rose so rapidly that farmers had a race against time to move their sheep to higher ground.
Stileway has a water tower. This is a local landmark that can be seen for miles. It is often found in the background of my starling photographs on Ham Wall. Looking across the extensive floods from Godney you could clearly see this tower – it looked as if Stileway had become Stileway–next-to-the-Sea.
A few dry days and this water will soon disappear.