The Clent Hills are a National Trust property on the edge of the Black Country, near Halesowen. There are two hills, Clent and Walton. This is the path up the side of Walton Hill on December 13th 2012.
The top of a fence-post.
The fence that the fence-post is part of. Climbing up Walton Hill.
The top of the hill. It was cold up there! The trees and grass to the right were all coated with ice, but to the right, ice-free.
A friendly little character we met on top of the hill. He was racing about with a yellow ball, begging everyone to throw it for him - well, all three of us daft enough to be up there in that weather. He didn't care whether we'd been introduced or not. He was looking towards me and grinning when I started to take the picture, but moved just as the shutter clicked. Never work with...
The great icy piece of turf.
Coming back down the hill.
And the glasses of mulled cider in the pub afterwards.