Christmas Day Ramble

25/12/2012
Malvern Hills - Tolkien's 'Misty Mountains'

Malvern Hills – Tolkien’s ‘Misty Mountains’

Our Christmas Day traditionally starts with a ramble on the Malvern Hills.  With floodwater only 500 yards from our house and more rain promised, it looked like being a wet day.  We were blessed, however, with burst of sunshine breaking through the the mist shrouding Tolkien’s ‘Misty Mountains.

Along the Malvern Hills

Along the Malvern Hills

Our route today started at Gardener’s Quarry, just above The Kettle Sings Cafe. After a fairly steep climb to the ridge we headed south marvelling at the changed landscape below in the Severn Plain. Normally it is hard to spot the River Severn but today an enormous area of the flood plain is covered in water.

 

River Severn Plain in flood

River Severn Plain in flood

 

Vast areas of the Severn Plain are under water

Vast areas of the Severn Plain are under water

 

Thanks to work done by the Malvern Hills Conservators, it is now possible to ramble by Tramper as far as Holybush some 6 miles away.   However, today we rambled as far as Black Hill car park before returning to the van for our traditional Christmas Day lunch – Bacon Butties!

Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch

 

Hope you all had a great Christmas and wishing you a very Happy New Year from John & Liz

Merry Christmas from John

Merry Christmas from John & Liz

 

 

2 Responses to Christmas Day Ramble

  1. Dorothy Dickens on 30/12/2012 at 21:37

    What a lovely pair!
    It’s great to see you confirming that any day can be a rambling day.
    I’m sure those bacon butties went down a treat – who needs Turkey & Christmas pud?

    • Kathy May on 02/01/2013 at 23:49

      I agree with Dorothy, you do look a lovely couple! Wonderful to read about your Malvern Christmas Day adventure.
      Bacon butties (called ‘huffers’ in Suffolk) look tasty!
      I went ‘Rambling in Paris’ on Christmas day, with my daughter who lives there. I took my new (Christmas present)’portable Bootie’ Scooter on Eurostar on Christmas Eve, wearing ‘Santa’ hat on arrival at GdN. On Christmas Day we covered miles around Ile de la Cite, Jardins Tulleries and the Ice Rink.
      An idea – perhaps a D.R’s Christmas Ramble get-together could be arranged for those who might like (between Christmas and New Year)?

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