Tagged: Somerset

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...

Brown Argus (Aricia agestis) - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_3660

Lynchcombe Steps

The Lynchcombe nature reserve is covered in hawthorn blossom.  Once again making this a magical time, here and across a lot of Somerset. The Lynchcombe nature reserve is owned and managed by the Somerset...

Wild Garlic in the New Cut - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_3945

Cut Above

New Cut The words new cut brings images to mind of motorways crossing a hillside.  However, this is not the case in Wells.  Here the New Cut appears to be an ancient track up...

Wild Garlic - Cheddar Wood, Somerset, UK. ID JB_2762

Callow Hill

Callow Hill sits on the southern side of the Mendip Hills in Somerset.  I started a walk in Axbridge near Cheddar, and immediately climbed the steep hill up through the woods. This is not...

Flower Baskets - Montacute, Somerset, UK. ID JB_2609

Ladies Walk at Montacute

Montacute I have wanted to visit the Ladies Walk at Montacute for a while, but it never happened.  This year I finally got around to it! Ladies Walk Ladies Walk is a woodland trail...

Sunrise through the mist - Nr Fenny Castle, Somerset, UK. ID JB_1904

Sunrise Through the Mist

This is one of my favourite finger posts.  It is so tall, not sure why as it stands in the flat lands of the Somerset Levels.  This morning the landscape was covered in mist....

Dove's-foot cranesbill (Geranium molle) - Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_1558

Lynchcombe Steps

It was time to spend some quality time on the Lynchcombe nature reserve on the edge of the Mendip Hills.  As a volunteer warden I was checking on the condition of the reserve for...

Fuller's Hay - Blagdon Combe, Somerset, UK. ID JB_0027

Fuller’s Hay

I do not normally travel this far north in Somerset, but I tumbled across a picture of Fuller’s Hay on the internet.  This is a wood with a strange name near the village of...

Robin - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_9504

Coronation Robin

It’s coronation day for the new king in the UK, meaning hours sitting around the goggle box watching all that pomp and ceremony.  Maybe, or perhaps starring out the window at the birds and...