Axe Valley Sunset
The Axe Valley is part of the Somerset Levels. North of the Isle of Wedmore it feels separated from the flat moors to the south. The Brue once travelled north to join the Axe allowing a port to be created – the ship port that the named Portway Road in Wells. The river has long been redirected to flow west improving transport links to Glastonbury and help drain the levels.
This lone tree, The Yarley Tree, sits on the ridge that leads to Wedmore. It was a gap in this ridge that the Brue once flowed. Below the ridge is a line of small villages including Wookey, Worth, Yarley, Henton and Bleadney.
It was a beautiful evening will long views towards Glastonbury Tor.
Each day the sun sets a few degrees further north but is still visible from the Deerleap road. Half way up this steep hill is the entrance to Ebbor Gorge.
Footpaths in the neighbouring fields provide stunning views.
The last light on the dry-stone walls around the Deerleap field at the top of the hill.