Tagged: Somerset Levels

Nyland Hill across Cheddar Moor - Somerset, UK. ID BR58746

Nyland Tump

Nyland Hill This may be a small hill but in this flat landscape it is a natural landmark.  It is even more special as there is a public bridleway followed by open access land...

Burtle Moor - Burtle, Somerset, UK. ID BR58260

Burtle Moor

I was surprised by the number of small patches of the Somerset Levels are owned by conservation bodies.  One of these small patches is the Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve of Burtle Moor. This is...

Somerset Mist - From Rookham, above Wells, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID BR54830

Somerset Mists

Autumn is the time of morning mists.  The Somerset Levels must be one of the best places in the UK to mist watch. The low morning sun brings out the texture of the grassland,...

Cow Parsley Seed Heads Silhouette - Queens Sedge Moor, Nr Glastonbury, Somerset, UK. ID BR54695

Early Morning Necklaces

Misty morning down on the Somerset Levels near Glastonbury. Across the moor the cobwebs caught the morning dew.  Creating early morning necklaces. Science Bit Pearly drops of water on these silken threads is something we...

Approaching Storm - Deerleap, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_4877

Storm Crows

Recently I have been popping up to Deerleap for an evening stroll.  Something I started during the lockdowns as my daily exercise from home. Today, I did not realise that a thunder storm was...

Buttercup Meadow - Rattling Bow, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR57501

Buttercups

The last couple of springs the Somerset Levels have been a sea of yellow buttercups. Barrow Hill, at Panborough, is one of my favourite hills.  This is all down to that tree growing out...

Yarley Fields - Somerset, UK. ID B011679

Yarley Frost

Welcome to Yarley Fields on a cold spring morning. This Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve looks south over the Somerset Levels towards Glastonbury Tor. The reserve is covered in ant hills, between which the...

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...

St Cutherts - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2217

New Year’s Eve

No late parties this year.  So, a chance to get up early and watch dawn break on the last day of 2020 – a very cold morning. On Christmas morning we saw the Cathedral...

North Hill - Mendips, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_1558

Let it Snow

  First Snow of Winter Christmas is never over, unless you want it to be.  And nothing keeps Christmas going better than some snow. I was waking the rest of the house up at...