Tagged: Lynchcombe

Snow - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2920

Lynchcombe Snow

After the steep walk up the hill from my home the white landscape in the Mendip Hills looked beautiful. To begin with the weather was cloudy, but soon the low winter sun managed break...

Lynchcombe Sunrise - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_1706H

Lynchcombe Sunrise

Another Sunrise I pitched up in a corner of Cook’s Fields, next to the Lynchcombe sycamore trees, and overlooking the Deerleap field.  The steep southern edge of the Mendip Hills actually faces south west....

Sunrise - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_0513H

Lynchcombe Steps

Winter Solstice I missed my usual trip to the top of Glastonbury Tor for the winter solstice this December.  Instead, this year I went to the top of Lynchcombe.  The sunrise was worth the...

Mendip Night - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_8525P

Lynchcombe Steps

Autumn at the Lynchcombe nature reserve on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills.  With leaves turning gold, deep shadows, morning mists, and brightly coloured fungi in the fields – autumn is a perfect...

Sycamores at first light - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7621

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchet These terraces, called lynchetts, are the signs of ancient field workings.  According to the Wikipedia: The traditional theory on the formation of lynchets is that they may form naturally on the downslope of...

Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_7522

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe The nature reserve is approaching autumn very quickly – the bracken has died back and the leaves are already changing. Speckled Woods Speckled wood butterflies just keep going.  They are pretty much the...

Break in the weather - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4586H

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe Catching up on another month of visits to the Lynchcombe nature reserve.  The site has fantastic views across Somerset, and June provided some clear evenings with glorious colours. At the top of the...

Hawthorm in Bloom - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_1581

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe Nature Reserve During spring the volunteering activities organised by the Somerset Wildlife Trust closed down as the country tackled the pandemic.  Then in May things started to very slowly return to normal.  Now...

Spring Revisited

Spring time and we are still in lockdown.  So I wanted to revisit some of my spring pictures from around Somerset – starting with roe deer. This is the sort of view most of...

Dafodils - Church of St Michael, Dinder, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_4815

Life in Lockdown

When I last posted we had no idea how quickly things were about to change. In a time of spring sunshine we are staying at home.  Who knows what is ahead and when or...