I started out from the car park at Elmley Castle at about 4:50am – 30 minutes before sunrise. It transpired that today’s hike was mostly about skies. The dawn sky wasn’t at its most colourful but it certainly offered creative possibilities. I was back at the car after just over 4 hours without having seen a soul throughout. Thinking back this has been the first time this year on Bredon Hill that I’ve not even seen a distant walker (with or without dog) or runner or biker.