The Patient Gardener

For the love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies, but always grows and grows to an enduring and ever-increasing source of happiness – Gertrude Jekyll


Malvern Hills


"But the beauty is in the walking - we are betrayed by destinations" - Welsh poet Gwyn Thomas Having to some degree drifted through life for the last 10  years or so in the same job, the same house and... Continue Reading →


Malvern Hill Destress

I love the Malvern Hills, particularly the walk from British Camp south towards Midsummer Hill.  The huge skies, far-reaching views and complete serenity, particularly early on a Sunday morning are the things that make my heart sing and recharge me.... Continue Reading →

Malvern Hills Challenge 9: Chase End Hill

Today I bagged another of the Malvern Hills - Chase End Hill at the southern end of the Malvern Hills.  This is the very last hill in the chain and reaches a mere 624ft (191m) but I think this walk... Continue Reading →

Malvern Hills Challenge 4 – Summer Hill

It's some time since I ticked one of the Malvern Hills of my list.  Work has been full on recently leaving me exhausted when I get home but this week I seem to have turned a corner and for the... Continue Reading →

Malvern Hills Challenge – 3: British Camp

Its been some weeks since I posted an update on my challenge to climb all the hills that make up the Malvern Hills.  Life has been incredibly demanding and tiring recently with the retirement of my boss of 15 years... Continue Reading →

Malvern Hills Challenge – 1: Raggedstone Hill

In response to my fidgeting the other day my eldest son offered me a challenge - to climb to the top of each of the Malvern Hills.  Now to many people this really isn't much of a challenge, after all... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday 30/7/14 – North Hill, Malvern

Wordless Wednesday 27/11/13 – Midsummer Hill, Malvern at dusk

Ghosts of the Past

We had planned to go for a walk at Croome Park on Boxing Day but like so much else it was closed due to flooding.  So instead we went for a walk on the Malvern Hills which are only a... Continue Reading →

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