Landscapes - Gary Cook

Bench on the Hills

This is the view looking south along the line of the Malvern Hills, above the town of Great Malvern in the county of Worcestershire, England, close to the border with Wales. The Malvern Hills predate life on Earth and have been worn smooth over the aeons, and have seen everything in the history of life on our planet. In the distance are the remains of "British Camp", a series of large earthworks and fort constructed during the Iron Age, around the second century B.C. It's a lovely view from the top of the hills. I have no idea how old the wooden bench must be, but clearly it has been there long enough to become deeply weathered. It's an arresting place to sit and admire the distant Welsh valleys to the west, or the Vale of Evesham to the east.