With the weather forecast for the next day looking bad, I decided to shoot earlier and at a different location. Luckily for me I live on the side of the Malvern Hills, so getting a new elevated location was not a problem. A quick 10 minute drive followed by a brisk 15 minute walk and I was on the top of the hills, on the Worcestershire beacon
I timed the walk to get there just before sunset and was expecting a quiet summit. But when I got there, there was quite a small crowd. A couple who were finishing walking the complete length of the hills, someone quietly sitting meditating, a complete Scout pack (passing through in groups) and three other people who had walked up from where I had parked.
Starting off looking north (to the right of the setting sun) you can see the toposcope
, a 25 inch brass disc engraved with a 360° circular map of the surrounding view. While to the south you can see Ordinance Survey triangulation station
(or trig point) TP0724
. The Malvern Hills also form a part of the county boundary between Herefordshire (to the west) and Worcestershire (to the east).
As you can guess, just after the panorama was shot the sun dipped below the horizon and along with the sun went the temperature too. After such a nice warm day the night time temperature was quite a contrast.