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Inspiration - July 2009 Country Walking Malvern at EveryTrail
My favourite weekend of the year. It's like coming out of hibernation, knowing that after 6 months of dark evenings, I can increase my outdoor activities by taking in mid week adventures. There is only one way to celebrate and that is to pick another County Top 10 pub walk.
The pub is easy to choose. The Nag's Head in Malvern is a ten real ale classic of a pub. A suitable walk is found from a five year old Country Walking Magazine.
We park up at the pub and head for the hills.
And its all uphill. We skirt our way around the back of the clock tower and have the steep climb at the back of the quarries and resevoirs. Sonia leaves me for dead. The winter spent eating pork pies everytime I make a cup of tea has left me hill unfit. Sonia shouts diet plans from her elevated position. The dog looks confused, wondering whether to keep up with her mistress or "stop to check the map" with her master.
As with all hill climbs, the views of worth it when we make it to North Hill.
|Hazy views from a welcome bench|
Only a man of a certain age would even attempt to address a woman with the line "Do you come here often?".
One of them doesn't give up his wooing on my return and for a time we think he will follow us to Beacon Hill. However, the lure of St Anne's Well cafe means we go our separate ways.
We pick up the track with a sulky looking teenager whose dad has made him come for a mother's day ramble. At least they got him out. Ours is at home "revising".
|Highest Point In Worcestershire|
|Sonia has no 3G, so our botany research cannot go on line|
|Nestling in the Shadow of the Hills|
Next choice is even harder - which of the ten real ales to pick?
I promise to be back to celebrate the end of BST and try one of the remaining 9.