Photographs from the Ancient Vale of Avalon

The Somerset Levels, England, Ancient Vale of Avalon

The Vale of Avalon

The Vale of Avalon

T TThe Vale of Avalon, the place I call home. Here the mists between the worlds are at their thinnest, and you can feel the countryside growing around you. Looking south from the Mendip Hills, perched on top of the cliff on one side of Ebbor Gorge, one can see Ben Knowle hill in the middle distance with Glastonbury Tor behind.

Nikon D200 AF Nikkor 35-80mm

2011-07-11


No Charabancs!

No Charabancs!

T TThe road from Wells to Priddy rises from the levels to the top of Mendip. If you think it is narrow here, you will have fun a little further up!!

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Storm Over Glastonbury

Storm Over Glastonbury

S SStormclouds blow across the Bristol Channel from Wales, and Glastonbury Tor is backlit by the setting sun.

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Windswept Tree

Windswept Tree

O OOverlooking the levels from halfway up Mendip, a tree prepares to weather the storm.

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A Ray of Hope

A Ray of Hope

A AAs winter approaches, the trees lose their leaves and more clouds blow in from the west. Perhaps summer will come again - eventually.

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The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

T TThis structure stands on the sands of the Bristol Channel to the north of Burnham - On - Sea.

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Burnham - On - Sea

Burnham - On - Sea

T TThe Levels meet the sea at Burnham. The tide seems to go out for miles, leaving a vast expanse of sand at low tide.

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Glastonbury Tor in Summer

Glastonbury Tor in Summer

T TThe Tor, seen from the south, taken towards the end of the long summer of 1997.

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The Old Pier

The Old Pier

T TThe Old Pier at Weston - Super - Mare. I caught a glimpse of this scene as I was driving out of Weston - Super - Mare one evening. Fortunately the camera was on the back seat.

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A Field in the Sun

A Field in the Sun

D DDuring a murky old afternoon a ray of sunlight lit up this field for an instant. In the distance the rain continues to fall on the Quantock Hills.

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Foothills

Foothills

T TThe Foothills of Mendip run alongside Cheddar Reservoir on their way to the Bristol Channel.

Nikon D200 AF Nikkor 35-80mm

2007-07-24

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