I woke up to the village covered in snow. For my walk I wandered to the Old Hills and then down Pixham Lane towards the old ferry, where the Severn has flooded. When I got there, the river had come further up the road and there was a swan swimming around and looking for food, where in the summer there had been sheep.
I then wandered back over the Old Hills towards Madresfield. I was hoping to get a shot of the Malvern Hills covered in snow but they weren’t visible through the mist.
As I was on holiday today I had more time to go for a walk. When the Severn is in Flood it is most dramatic at either end of the village. Today I planned to walk to where I was yesterday, to see how much the river had risen and then along to the other end to see what it was like there. What a difference a day makes !
The river had risen so high that not only could I not get to where I was yesterday but I had to double back on myself and take a different route to get to the other end of the village.
Today on my lunchtime walk I wandered down to the river. Its probably the third or fourth time I’ve been down there since we moved to Callow End. I knew there had been a lot of rain over the last few days and that the ground is sodden, but I didn’t expect the river to be as high as it was.