Tagged: Deerleap

Deerleap Dawn

Deerleap This is the name of the narrow lane that runs up the southern face of the Mendip Hills from Wookey Hole.  This steep hill overlooks the valley of the River Axe and the...

Mist over the Levels form Deerleap - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_0106

Mist

Not every trip goes to plan.  A few days ago I ventured to the top of Glastonbury Tor.  Arriving in the dark hoping to catch the sun rising over a countryside covered in beautiful...

Hawthorn and Mist - From Deerleap, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_1763

Mendip Mist

We know autumn brings golden colours, but don’t forget it also brings us the soft white colours of mist.  To make the most of the mist you can either drop down into the valley...

Autumn Lady’s-Tresses

For a few mornings I have popped up the hill to the Deerleap picnic site, and followed the sheep over to Cooks Fields.  I headed out before sunrise to capture the first light on...

Hawthorn in Bloom - Priddy Mineries, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_6314

Hawthorn in Bloom

Over the last couple of weeks hawthorn has been out in bloom all across the Mendips Hills in Somerset. Combined with blue skies it has been a fantastic display. Unfortunately, my day job has...

HOPE - Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_4301

Yellow and White

Buttercups and cow parsley everywhere. Beautiful view across South Moor to Glastonbury Tor.  I saw this view while cycling the Somerset 100 ride a few days ago, today I had to return with my...

Skylarks at Deerleap - Mendip Hills, Nr Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4078

Skylarks at Deerleap

Skylarks are once again nesting on the Deerleap field on the Mendip Hills.  Please, please follow the signs to protect the birds. This year there was a special treat. In our spaces managed for...

Lynchcombe Sycamores in Snow - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_3284

Snow on the Mendip Hills

Down in the valley there was no sign of snow, but looking out the bedroom window the hills were covered in the white stuff.  So time to jump in the car and and get...

St Cuthberts Church - From Deerleap, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_8468

Deerleap Sunrise

Dawn over the hills surrounding the small city of Wells in Somerset.  Taken from the steep hill of Deerleap on the edge of the Mendip Hills. This spot has fabulous wide open views across...

Glastonbury Tor in the Mist - From Deerleap, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_3476

December Mist

Judging from the hoar frost on Somerset’s Mendip Hills winter is on its way.  Sadly, I missed the best of the frost.  The ice crystals were already raining down from the trees.  So I...