We had planned to visit Somerset Lavender this year and Sunday seemed like the perfect day to go as the skies were blue and the sun was shining.
It took us a couple of hours to travel there but it was totally worth it, the sight on arrival was just beautiful - even more so than I had imagined. There is something about the purple filled fields that make you feel instantly serene.
I am so pleased dogs are allowed through the fields, Rosie was really well behaved walking amongst the lavender with bees buzzing all around us. Being a little dog meant most of the lavender was above her but we still managed to get some nice shots.
We wandered through the fields getting plenty of photos along the way. Despite it being a popular place to visit, it didn't feel overly busy or crowded, you have the opportunity to gets pictures without many other people in them too. There was just a lovely relaxed atmosphere with everyone enjoying the surroundings.
There is a little shop and cafe so before we headed home we had a little treat. I enjoyed a pot of local icecream outside whilst still admiring the fields and garden in view, Rosie did have a little taste when I finished (but believe me, there wasn't much left to taste at all!).
In addition to the lavender fields there is a little garden full of pretty blooms and a few vegetables, I didn't know it was there before going but it was lovely to wander around and see a vast array of colours in that part too. Plus there was a patch of sunflowers next to the lavender but not many flowers were out when we visited.
It was the perfect way to spend the last day of July and I really hope to visit these stunning fields again next year. If you have considered going I'd say it is definitely worth a visit for a lovely dog friendly day out.
Louise and Rosie x