Deer Leap occupies approximately 20 hectares on the south west slopes of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Carboniferous limestone underlies the area, with outcrops occurring as long thin exposures across the hillside. The land is rough pasture which is grazed throughout the summer. It is designated as of county importance for its flower composition. Scrub and gorse patches together with some fine veteran trees are also important features of the habitat and landscape. The whole area is designated as being of national importance for its archaeology, containing two deserted medieval farms. Ladder stiles link into the surrounding fields, one of which contains strip fields associated with the medieval farms.