Better than a gym any day
In an attempt to get fit, which I am most certainly not, I have started to go for regular walks on the Malvern Hills. With such a wonderful landscape no more than 10 minutes from my door it seems daft to waste money on joining a gym and to be honest I can’t think of anything more boring than spending time on a running machine.
The views are stunning before you even get to the top of the peaks. I prefer the other side of the hills to where I live – the Colwall, Hereford side. You can just see the Welsh hills in the distance. We went up the hills in the evening, at about 7:30 and the lighting was magical. Sadly my camera hasn’t picked up the wonderful vibrant greeness that seemed to enfuse the landscape.
The view from the peak I reached, next week going to try and get abit further along but with a better hat as the wind was really whistling by the time we got to this peak. This is obviously the best time of day to visit the hills – you can see how desserted they are. We can see the top of the hills from my kitchen and during the day, particularly at weekends, there are always people walking along. The only living things around were some sheep which just ignored us.
We saw this floriflorious rhodendron on the way back down the hill to the car, peering over the top of someone’s fence. I thought this was special but there was something even more special as we headed home along Jubilee Drive
I thought I had found the best bluebells the other week over at West Malvern but this display is just something else – it really took my breath away. I sent my parents to have a look today and they said there were quite a few people taking photos of the display. I wonder if the bluebell displays, like the blossom display, are better this year due to the cold winter.
I have decided that not only is a walk on the hills good for my physically but also spirtually.