An 8km Walk up the Malvern Hills

So after the hearty pub lunch we took a rather long stroll up to the top of the Malvern Hills, one of the oldest hills in the UK.

We parked at the North Quarry and walked up to the beacon, the highest point in the range.

Malvern Car Park

As it’s towards the end of summer a lot of the flowers are going brown and dying off for the browns of Autumn.

Dry Grasses

The heatwave has killed quite a few things off with this tree being totally barren.

Dead Tree

My Mom was of course loving her new camera with its 10x optical zoom and image stabilser she could get good clear shots of things quite far away.

Mom & Camera

It was a beautiful clear day with nice bright blue skies and fluffy white clouds.

It was pretty bloody cold up the top though and extremely windy, was lovely to be out in the fresh air though with a view to kill for.

Windy Peak

The Malvern Hills Range.

Malvern Hills

I love this, the burst of colour amongst the dying bush, this is not edited.


There was still a few flowers in full bloom.

Beautiful Purple Flower

To end with, the Landscape in HDR.

Malvern Hills View in HDR

Brooding skies with the sun breaking through?

Brooding Skies




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15 Responses to An 8km Walk up the Malvern Hills

  1. earl-ku August 12, 2006 at 7:51 pm #

    damn i liked the few last pic, norm skyline in UK?

  2. foodcrazee August 12, 2006 at 7:53 pm #

    nice colour…..must be wonderful walking up there..

  3. wingz August 12, 2006 at 9:48 pm #

    awesome pics! thanks for sharing!

  4. meekiee August 12, 2006 at 11:41 pm #

    very nice complexions in the last 2 pics!!

  5. Paul Tan August 13, 2006 at 1:01 am #

    the HDR is awesome

  6. Michelle August 13, 2006 at 9:09 am #

    weird, i thought i left a comment. anyhow, great pics, especially the last 2 – absolutely breathtaking. such a sense of breadth and depth and expanse is conveyed…been a while since i saw such a landscape.

  7. julthefool August 13, 2006 at 11:11 am #

    Yes the last two pics are awesome. One is now my current desktop 🙂 But the res is a bit low… – any chance of sending me the high res version??

  8. pinolobu August 14, 2006 at 12:00 am #

    I never did visit Birmingham during my few years stay in the UK. My fondest memory of a walk was one along the seaside cliffs of the southwest, where we lost the dog and had to search for it in the dark.

  9. ShaolinTiger August 14, 2006 at 12:28 am #

    Thanks all!

    earl-ku: Quite common yah, it’s been a beautiful summer, it’s just sad it’s raining today so I can’t go to London..

    foodcrazee: Yah it’s truly beautiful.

    Michelle: Must have gotten eaten by Akisment spam thing. Thanks or the comment 🙂

    Julthefool: You can find the 1024 versions on my flickr, one is here.

    pinolobu: Not much to see in B’ham, lot’s of culture though and some great food, good China town, good nightlife. The surrounding countryside is beautiful too especially in Hereford and Worcestershire.

  10. James August 14, 2006 at 2:58 am #

    Very nice photos especially the last two. Awesome colour.

  11. KY August 14, 2006 at 8:48 am #

    8km? you’re nuts.

  12. Hijackqueen August 14, 2006 at 1:42 pm #

    Wow! Beautiful scenery there.

  13. fatboysia August 14, 2006 at 2:37 pm #

    Lucky it’s you, if it had been that fat-arse Kenny Sia walking 8km we’ll probably be flooded with proclamations how it was a death-defying act, or something that took tremendous courage/skill/guts/athletic capabilities etc.

    Sorry, I love ranting about that fat poser in your blog…hope you don’t mind..

  14. Mossie`Ol Chin August 14, 2006 at 6:41 pm #

    anything else that’s !!!!!1111 OneOne SatuSatu Satu-derful at your place?

  15. julthefool August 14, 2006 at 8:08 pm #

    Thanks got them – it looks much better now