Malvern Hills - Worcestershire Beacon

13 March 2004

While Lucy and Henry were at another dog show at the Three Counties Showground, Stephen and George took to the Malvern Hills. Here, having walked up from the village of Lower Wyche, a look back south along the ridge from the top of the Malvern Hills, Worcestershire Beacon (425m/1394ft).

Looking south-east across the Showground

Great Malvern from Worcestershire Beacon

George relaxing in the snow!

From the trig point, the view to North Hill past the viewfinder, erected in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's 60th year.

George awaits help in identifying the mountain views.

The brass plaque (a toposcope to be posh) was stolen in February 2000, and recovered by police in Walsall in December 2001. The views extend for a very long way, including the Wrekin and past Birmingham to Cannock Chase.

A 360 panoramic view from the summit - click picture for a large version.

George waits for me to catch up as we make our way north from Worcestershire Beacon
towards Table Hill (left) and North Hill (right).

A sledge - left behind yesterday?

North Hill from Table Hill

From North Hill, looking south over Sugarloaf Hill (our next summit) to Worcestershire Beacon

Later in the day a less demanding visit to Hegdon Hill, the summit being only a short stroll from the road

A pleasant view over rolling hills. The weather forecast had been rather pessimistic, and I almost stayed in London, but to go was the right decision.


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