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Devon countryside

Pete Hemington | Harvest in the Exe Valley

Harvest in the Exe Valley

Near Thorverton the River Exe passes through some picturesque hills and farm land where the fields form a random tapestry. Here the Harvest is just days before being gathered.
Pete Hemington | The Exe Valley

The Exe Valley

A late afternoon shot from Bidwell Cross near Thorverton looking over the Exe valley and showing the harvest nearing readiness.
Pete Hemington | Hay making in Mid Devon

Hay making in Mid Devon

A view from Caseberry Downs in Mid Devon looking towards the Black down hills. A late afternoon in the summer with the sun breaking through the clouds and creating rays. Sunlight on the distance hills and a tractor cutting grass on a steep slope on the downs near Bradninch
Pete Hemington | The Exe Valley

The Exe Valley

The Exe valley from the hills above Silverton near Christ Cross, Taken at the end of a cloudy day when the sun suddenly started to burst through and create patches of intense light, rays and shafts of light . A tiny part of the River Exe is visible and shows as a shiny patch. This is a Mid Devon scene that I often return to
Pete Hemington | Morning light on fields

Morning light on fields

A view of Devon fields near the Duchy town of Bradninch taken early in the morning in September with dew and low sunlight casting long shadows. Sheep grazing in a field that catches the warming sunlight. Taken from the hills called Yarde Downs.
Pete Hemington | Storm brewing over Devon

Storm brewing over Devon

A rural scene from Mid Devon of fields and trees with dark storm clouds brewing while the sun is still shining in the foreground. Taken on the Beare Straights near Bradninch
Pete Hemington | Raddon Top in Mid Devon

Raddon Top in Mid Devon

Looking up at the hill called Raddon Top in Mid Devon near the small village of Thorverton. Catching the contrasty late afternoon spring light and a track leading into the shot up to the hill with the trees on the horizon. And with new crops growing in the fields
Pete Hemington | Hills round the Exe valley

Hills round the Exe valley

An image of the Exe valley near Silverton in Mid Devon with sunlight breaking through the clouds onto the patterned fields of Pitt farm
Pete Hemington | Mid Devon fields

Mid Devon fields

Taken from a hill called Raddon Top near Thorverton in Mid Devon in the evening light with long shadows and warm light and showing the local red soil. Taken in the late afternoon in October
Pete Hemington | Mid Devon fields

Mid Devon fields

Taken from a hill called Raddon Top near Thorverton in Mid Devon in the evening light with long shadows and warm light and showing the local red soil. Taken in the late afternoon sun of October
Pete Hemington | Culmstock Beacon

Culmstock Beacon

Culmstock on the edge of the Blackdown hills near the Devon Somerset border. Taken in evening light with two wild ponies. Culmstock is also near the source of the River Culm and there is an ancient signal station here built for the Armada.
Pete Hemington | Mist in the Exe Valley

Mist in the Exe Valley

Looking over the River Exe valley near Silverton on a misty December morning, just after sunrise. Towards the Haldon Hills. Rendered in B&W
Pete Hemington | The Edge of Ashclyst Forest

The Edge of Ashclyst Forest

Farmland on the edge of Ashclyst Forest in Mid Devon with healthy crops and the fresh green colours of spring. The fresh barley waving in the breeze
Pete Hemington | Cloudscape over Devon

Cloudscape over Devon

Some shapely clouds over coloured fields in Mid Devon. A row of tree on the horizon. Taken near the Beare Straights near Bradninch
Pete Hemington | Ashclyst Forest

Ashclyst Forest

A view of Ashclsyt Forest on the hill top from farmland near the Culm Valley. The rich red solis and field patterns typical of the part of Mid Devon. Taken just before the onset of Autumn
Pete Hemington | Rural Devon Scene

Rural Devon Scene

A rural scene in the Exe valley in Devon between Thorverton and Silverton. A summer shot of ripening fields and fluffy clouds. There are fields and hedgerows in the typical random patterns found in Mid Devon
Pete Hemington | The Culm valley

The Culm valley

A summer scene over the Culm valley in Mid Devon taken in summer time. With the Barley nearly ready to harvest and the green of Paradise Copse and Ashclyst Forest over the valley. Bradninch hidden by the slope of the hill.
Pete Hemington | Raddon Hill

Raddon Hill

A hill called Raddon Top in Mid Devon near Thorverton. This image taken in late summer with a cloud scape above the grassy field. A track leads up to the top of the hill, a popular place to walk amongst the locals
Pete Hemington | Haldon Forest

Haldon Forest

An autumal view of tall fir trees in Haldon woods near Exeter. Catching the lovely yellows on a bright clear day.
Pete Hemington | The Exe Valley

The Exe Valley

A view from the hills near Silverton over the Exe valley taken on a December day with low sun casting long shadows over the curves of the rolling hills and fields. This is a special part of the Exe valley where the river emerges from the last of the hills into a flat plain before reaching Exeter. This shows the intricate field systems typical of Devon and also trees clinging to the last of the leaves in what has been a long and beautiful Autumn.
Pete Hemington | Spring in Mid Devon

Spring in Mid Devon

A rural scene of trees and buttercup filled field taken in spring in Mid Devon near Beare and Bradninch. The tree growing on a steep slope makes an intriguing angle and forms a natural frame to the image
Pete Hemington | Caseberry Farm

Caseberry Farm

Looking down from the hills of Mid Devon near Bradninch over Caseberry and Moorland Farm in the spring with beautiful farmland and crops in verdant fields.
Pete Hemington | A bucolic evening on Hele Payne Farm

A bucolic evening on Hele Payne Farm

Low light grazing the field while the sheep are also grazing the grass in this farmland scene from Devon near Bradninch. Hele Payne is a delightful well cared farm amongst Duchy land and looking specially good this year after good rains and sun to promote growing.
Pete Hemington | Culm valley

Culm valley

The Culm valley near Bradninch in Mid Devon. Early morning in late Autumn, mist lingers in the valley with a pattern of fields on the Dunchy farmland and Hele paper Mill.
Pete Hemington | The Exe Valley

The Exe Valley

Near Thorverton the River Exe passes through some picturesque hills and farm land where the fields form a random tapestry. Also from this hill you can see right to Sidmouth gap, a landscape feature that can be seen from many locations in Devon. Here the Harvest is just days before being gathered. This is an image stitched from 5 images. A summer scene taken in August
Pete Hemington | Sunrise over Bradninch

Sunrise over Bradninch

A misty subrise over the town of Bradninch in Mid Devon. St Disens church poking up through low lying mist which had settled in the Culm valley with sun rays glancing at an angle
Pete Hemington | Raddon Hill in Mid Devon

Raddon Hill in Mid Devon

Sunset throught the trees on Raddon Hill near Thorverton in Mid Devon. A coluorful sky and the sun settling behind the tree trunks in April
Pete Hemington | The Exe valley

The Exe valley

A view across the Exe valley from the hills above Silveton in Mid Devon. Misty hills of Dartmoor in the distance. A moody summers day
Pete Hemington | Grand Western canal near Halberton in Devon

Grand Western canal near Halberton in Devon

A late summer view of the Grand Western (or Tiverton) Canal near Halberton in Mid Devon. Trees reflected in the water and a bridge in the distance
Pete Hemington | Light on Mid Devon Hills

Light on Mid Devon Hills

A view from the hills near Bradninch in Mid Devon, with a field of mown grass and sunlight breaking through on the slopes and trees with dramatic clouds receding behind. Looking over the Culm valley towards the suitably named Black down Hills
Pete Hemington | Tree Silhouette

Tree Silhouette

A tree in winter set against a richly coloured sunset. From Radon Hill in Mid Devon near Thorverton
Pete Hemington | Mid Devon farmland

Mid Devon farmland

Fields stretching out below Yarde Downs towards Killerton in Mid Devon. Lush greens and red soil in the fields brought to life with long slanting liight from the low angled sun.
Pete Hemington | Sidmouth Gap

Sidmouth Gap

A view from Yarde Downs above Bradninch looking south to Sidmouth Gap on a snowy winters day. Bradninch is a small Mid Devon town nestled among gentle hills, this was a clear sunny day in January with this distinctive 3 hill top trees
Pete Hemington | Misty Culm vale

Misty Culm vale

A misty morning looking over the Culm valley in Mid Devon. From the hills on the edge of Bradninch looking at the fields of Hele Payne Farm and on to Ashclyst Forest. A winters scene rendered in montone
Pete Hemington | Sidmouth Gap

Sidmouth Gap

SIdmouth Gap in the distance from Raddon Top in Mid Devon. Glancing sunlight on the colourful fields of Mid Devon looking a long way south. With high clouds on a September evening.
Pete Hemington | Cullompton hills

Cullompton hills

A sunny view late on a winters day, of the hills between Cullompton and Bradninch. With rich green grass, long shadows and active clouds.
Pete Hemington | Haldon Forest in Devon

Haldon Forest in Devon

Trees in winter sunshine on Haldon Forest near Exeter. Lovely colours against a crystal blue sky in the midday sun
Pete Hemington | Cullompton hills

Cullompton hills

A sunny view late on a winters day, of the hills between Cullomton and Bradninch. With rich green grass and long shadows and active clouds.
Pete Hemington | Misty Devon Morning

Misty Devon Morning

A misty winters morning over Hele Payne farm in Mid Devon near Bradninch. The trees and hills peeping up through the mist from the Culm valley.
Pete Hemington | Ashclyst view

Ashclyst view

From the road near Westwood towards Ashclyst Forest in Mid Devon on a sunny winters day.
Pete Hemington | Mid Devon Landscape

Mid Devon Landscape

From the hills called Yarde Downs near the small town of Bradninch looking down over the lush green farmland in early summer with Woodbury Common in the distance.
Pete Hemington | Rural scene near Broadclyst

Rural scene near Broadclyst

A spring scene taken near Broadclyst in Devon, not far from Exeter. Showing fresh green leaves on the trees and rape seed or canola flowering in the field baked by lovely clouds
Pete Hemington | The Burn Valley in Devon

The Burn Valley in Devon

A small river in Devon near Bickleigh and Butterleigh called the Burn valley taken in winter sunlight with shadows, trees and lush green grass.
Pete Hemington | Bickleigh Village

Bickleigh Village

A view of Bickleigh and St Marys church through the trees in spring, with budding trees and gentle April sunlight
Pete Hemington | Mid Devon farm land

Mid Devon farm land

Late afternoon sun in May glancing across farm land near Bradninch. A crop of Barley catching the shadows and trees bursting with fresh leaves creating a range of greens and yellows
Pete Hemington | The Exe valley

The Exe valley

From the hills above Silverton looking into a field bathed in evening light and leading on to the Exe valley. A lovely rural Devon locaction with fields and distant hills of Dartmoor
Pete Hemington | Bradninch in the mist

Bradninch in the mist

A view from Beacon Hill over Bradninch and the Culm valley on a misty winters morning. St Disens church prominent in the centre of the town and the Blackdown Hills in the distance with a sea of mistyness in the middle
Pete Hemington | Killerton Clump

Killerton Clump

A view through the trees looking towards Killerton Clump in Mid Devon. This is a springtime shot with a variety of trees sporting their fresh and colourful leaves. Taken from a lay by on the B3181
Pete Hemington | Lone tree and Mid Devon sunset

Lone tree and Mid Devon sunset

A silhouetted tree on Beacon Hill above the small Mid Devon town of Bradninch, with tree topped horizons and distant lights. The deep glow of dusk in a winter landscape taken in December.
Pete Hemington | A rural scene in Mid Devon

A rural scene in Mid Devon

A summer scene of a field of barley nearly ripe and away to Yarde Downs with pretty clouds. Taken near Bradninch between the River Exe and River Culm, an area of fertile land with lovely fields
Pete Hemington | Mist in Mid Devon

Mist in Mid Devon

A misty morning Autmnal view from Caseberry Hills above Bradninch in Mid Devon, showing the neat fields and red soil of the area.
Pete Hemington | Mist in Mid Devon

Mist in Mid Devon

A misty morning Autmnal view from Caseberry Hills above Bradninch in Mid Devon, showing the neat fields and red soil of the area.
Pete Hemington | Sunset over the Exe valley

Sunset over the Exe valley

Sunset from the hills above Silverton in Mid Devon, looking west over the Exe valley, with the rounded hills, fields and trees of the area and a distance view of the hills of Dartmoor
Pete Hemington | Misty Mid Devon

Misty Mid Devon

A misty morning from the hills of Mid Devon near Bradninch. With a pattern of trees, hedgerows and fields. The low angled Autumn sunlight giving long shadows
Pete Hemington | Winter in Devon

Winter in Devon

A snowy scene over the Exe Valley in Mid Devon taken at dusk with a red sky. Sweeping hills and snow cover fields stretch out to Dartmoor
Pete Hemington | Mid Devon view

Mid Devon view

A view looking into Mid Devon from the hills just north of Exeter near Poltimore. A panoramic shot with Ashclyst Forest, and the hills near Thorverton and the Exe valley. A summer time shot with green trees and good weather clouds
Pete Hemington | Sunset through the fence

Sunset through the fence

A farm fence on the hilltop at Raddon in Mid Devon. Taken at sunset in a summers evening. Beautiful colourful sky shows off the fence as a silhouette
Pete Hemington | Sidmouth Gap

Sidmouth Gap

A view from Mid Devon hills near Silverton across the fields and valleys to Sidmouth Gap on the Coast of East Devon. Taken as Winter gives way to spring with muted colours from gentle sunlight
Pete Hemington | Mid Devon Hills

Mid Devon Hills

Tree's on a hilltop in Mid Devon near Thorverton and the Exe valley. Catching the summer light on an early summers day with light clouds.
Pete Hemington | Trinity view

Trinity view

A view over the Colebrook valley to the tiny hamlet of Trinity from the road between Bradninch and Cullompton. A late Autumn afternoon image with harvested fields and leaves turning on the trees
Pete Hemington | View from Cadbury Castle

View from Cadbury Castle

A view from the ancient Ion age hill top fort of Cadbury in Mid Devon. This early summers shot shows crops and the characteristic red soil of the area. In the distance is another Hill top strong hold called Raddon Top. The village of Cadbury is just out of view to the right and Bowey farm in the middle distance.
Pete Hemington | Raddon Top

Raddon Top

A distant view of Raddon Hill also called RaddonTop in Mid Devon from the hills near Bidwell cross. This is a lovely area of Mid Devon with steep hills carved by the River Exe and beautifully maintained farm land. This is an early summer shot in early morning sunlight.
Pete Hemington | Rural scene near Thorverton

Rural scene near Thorverton

A view out from the hills near Bidwell cross at Thorverton and the Exe valley in morning sunlight. Over farmland and young crops into the distant hills near Exeter and towards Dartmoor
Pete Hemington | View from Raddon Top

View from Raddon Top

View over an unnamed hill from Raddon Hill in Mid Devon near Thorverton. A summer shot with mixed light and a colourful pattern of fields including the red soil of the area
Pete Hemington | The Exe valley

The Exe valley

A sunny morning over the Exe valley near Silverton, with a field of barley ripening and a view of the hills near Bidwell Cross
Pete Hemington | Sunset in Mid Devon

Sunset in Mid Devon

A lone tree on the top of the hills near Bradninch in Mid Devon. Near Ash Cross, the tree silhouetted against a colourful banded sky.
Pete Hemington | View from Raddon Hill

View from Raddon Hill

A view from the Mid Devon hill called Raddon Top near Thorverton. Taken on a summers evening as low sinlight is being blanked out by an incoming storm.
Pete Hemington | View from Raddon Hill

View from Raddon Hill

A view from the Mid Devon hill called Raddon Top near Thorverton. Taken on a summers evening with low sunlight, clouds and shadows creating strong contrasts
Pete Hemington |  Mid Devon from Raddon Top

Mid Devon from Raddon Top

From Raddon Top on a summers evening with a storm blowing in and stealing the light of the sun from the patchwork of fields.