Kilmersdon, Somerset. Autumn.
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Kilmersdon, Somerset. Autumn.

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This drive leads to the Ammerdown Conference and Retreat Centre with very attractive gardens open to the public.

This 18th Century parkland with its grove of planted trees with their leaves turning to autumn gold, is one of the traditional views of the English countryside.

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A: Babington House

摄影师Steve Wallace, 距离此全景1.9

Babington House

B: Lavender Farm Falkland, Somerset

摄影师Richard Hart, 距离此全景3.4

Lavender Farm Falkland, Somerset

C: Mells, Somerset

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This Somerset village has a history going back a thousand years. Local iron ore and coal mines led to...

Mells, Somerset

D: Nunney Combe, Snowdrops

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Nunney Combe, Snowdrops

E: Edford Woods, Somerset. Wild Garlic

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Edford Woods, Somerset. Wild Garlic

F: Edford Woods, Somerset. Wild daffodils.

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This is Ancient Woodland, meaning that it is at least 400 years old. The wild daffodils, which used t...

Edford Woods, Somerset. Wild daffodils.

G: Norton St Philip

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The Somerset village of Norton St Philip goes back over a thousand years. It might be beautiful but i...

Norton St Philip

H: Combe Hay, The Somerset Coal Canal

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The Somersetshire Coal Canal was built in 1794 to transport coal from the North Somerset coalfields a...

Combe Hay, The Somerset Coal Canal

I: An English Meadow

摄影师John Willetts ARPS, 距离此全景8.5

The combination of sun, rain and grass make the English meadow gently distinctive. Traditionally, the...

An English Meadow

J: The English Countryside

摄影师John Willetts ARPS, 距离此全景8.6

This panorama is taken from the dried up bed of the disused Somerset Coal Canal which was constructed...

The English Countryside

此全景拍摄于England, Europe


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