I started in Elmley Castle well before dawn after the coldest night of the winter, so far, and spent the next 5 hours around the north slope of Bredon Hill. Apart from the very light high clouds (in the first photo below) there were no more to be seen until the afternoon – after I’d finished. It was the quietest day so far – I didn’t see anyone else out walking until late morning. It turned out to be photographically rather productive so this post has another high number of photographs. And again, the heavy frost made hiking far easier, at least until late morning by which time the sun had turned the frozen ground back to sticky mud.