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    Malvern Hills, British Camp.

    Today looked like it was going to be a write off, grey and wet, not a day to be going out and not much to do indoors, couldn't even find a decent argument on TeakDoor. But mid afternoon the rain stopped and the clouds cleared, so I jumped in the car and headed to the Malvern Hills, first time I've been there, but as I'm in the area it's an opportunity not to be wasted.

    So off through the country lanes and headed for Little Malvern.



    Left the car there and headed up the hills.
    Up onto the ridge a good view and the weather was holding up.



    Now then which way to go..



    Along the ridge and up and down the hills



    Or the other way toward what looks like an Iron Age fort...



    Iron Age fort! I love those.. no competition.



    You are here...



    This will be of interest to anyone wanting to know a bit of the history



    And this will be a welcome sign for any Welsh people that are feeling homesick



    So up the hill I go...



    Looking East back toward Worcestershire



    And West the other way over Herefordshire, with Wales in the distance



    Now that is magnificent, still a way to go...



    Up to the top



    And what a view...



    all...



    360...



    degrees...



    of...



    unspoiled...



    beauty.



    I love these ancient sites, walking around them you know you are treading the same paths that have been used for thousands of years.





    Some tracks are newer than others...



    I wonder if Mulder and Scully know about this...



    I'm a size 10 btw.



    So it was a great day in the end.



    Walking about up there.



    Taking in the views.



    Well time to head back.

    On the drive home I spotted this... from the distance it looks like a ruined monastery



    But on closer inspection it was obviously a fake, although a rather old one...

    Luckily it had a label attatched...



    An 18th century 'Sham Castle' no less, and I thought follies where a Victorian pastime.

    Very Goth...



    Must have thrown some good parties here.


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    Lovely snaps

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    Thankyou for the photos. It's been nearly 10 years since i was in that part of the world. Opted to see in the new millenium by pitching the tent on the hillfort, used it as protection from the millenium meltdown. The sunrise from up there was a slow job, seeing the sunrise on the new year 2000 was an experience never to be forgotten.

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    That's brilliant!

    As I was leaving I thought it must be a great place to set up and watch the sun go down, but all that walking made me hungry so had to go.

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    Beautiful pics. I saved a couple in my "cool pics" folder. Hope you don't mind.

    I am pretty sure I saw some Hobbits in the hills on a few of those pics.


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    No problem I'm glad you enjoyed them, and you Dave ^^^ thanks as always.

    There were Hobbits of course, but they're very camera shy, well spotted.

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    Nice shots. I used to go there once a year to race in the Malverns Mountain Bike Classic. We'd camp there for 3 days and join in the races if we weren't too stoned.

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    Nice photos. Beautiful England. The trouble with living here is that I get so used to seeing discarded plastic bags I've come to think of them as organic. Nice to see nature in its untrashed glory.

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    Hi, Thanks for the beautiful pics, they brought back memories, my father was born in Malvern and used to take me walking along the hills to British Camp, 60 years ago.

    Living in Issan I had fogotten how beautiful hills are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CQFarmer View Post
    Hi, Thanks for the beautiful pics, they brought back memories, my father was born in Malvern and used to take me walking along the hills to British Camp, 60 years ago.

    Living in Issan I had fogotten how beautiful hills are!
    That's great. You're welcome.

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    Enjoyable thread, photographs are very good.

    Green for you Rob.

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    Beautiful Scenery i like do like such places. Visiting such place revives the life.

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    looks like Bigfoot is on the prowl

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