Adam and I are now on our way back to Australia after the most wonderful month in England, celebrating our wedding and spending time with friends and family in our U.K. home of Malvern, Worcestershire.
One of my favourite parts of living in Malvern was the town’s proximity to the Malvern Hills and I probably spent hundreds of hours rambling upon them during our 15 months in England. Quite a few of the guests at our wedding spent time in Malvern with us prior to the big day and I was thrilled to be able to share the hills with them…
The first walk we took was on a cold, blustery day. The colours of the countryside below us seemed to constantly change as the clouds blew over one minute, then disappeared the next.
I don’t think it matters how many times you walk the Malverns, it’s always breathtaking to see that view across the land.
We climbed to the highest point of the hills, the Worcestershire Beacon, and then were nearly blown away! It certainly put a rosy glow on my cheeks and made that pub lunch by the fire afterwards all the more delicious.
The second walk we took was on a frosty, blue-skied morning. It was like the world was frozen time, crisp and clear and perfect for walking.
We ambled for a good few hours, admiring the ice covered ground, sparkling under the sunshine.
When we reached the Worcestershire Beacon this time around, it was like being atop of an eerie tundra landscape – the cloud had started to descend and everything was white with ice.
Making our way down the hill again, it felt as if the transition from autumn to winter had well and truly occurred and the landscape was settling in to its time of hibernation – still and silent, preparing for the cold months ahead.
There’s a definite beauty in walking the same route regularly – no two journeys are ever the same as the weather, company and time of day always means the view is different.
We haven’t got any dates booked in yet for our next visit back to Malvern… but I can guarantee that within days of arriving I’ll be up on those hills once more.
Have a wonderful weekend. x