Tagged: Deerleap

Roe Deer - Deerleap, From Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_8343

Tip-toe through the Buttercups

Deerleap is a lane that heads up the sunny southern side of the Mendip Hills.  Starting out from the caves at Wookey Hole, near Wells, it is part of the national cycle network.  But...

Rose Chafer (Cetonia aurata) - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_7826

Lynchcombe Steps

Each trip to check on the Lynchcombe nature reserve starts with a stroll by the skylarks of the Deerleap field.  You must give these birds plenty of space – especially if you have a...

Dandelions and Buttercups - Deerleap, Nr Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_5912

Leap into Spring

Road side red campion is sign that spring is well underway.   In the fields the dandelions have gone to seed and the buttercups have won the race to take over. A steep narrow...

Swell Wood in Spring - Swell, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7812

Get ready for April

Despite the endless rain of this March and the flooding across the Somerset Levels.  We have been promised that spring is on its way. Spring is may peoples favourite season as flowers and butterflies...

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...