Well, Storm Christoph certainly dumped a lot of water on us overnight on Wednesday night. It was lashing the windows so hard it I had to turn the volume up on the television. Then I suddenly noticed it had gone quiet. Must have stopped raining […]
There I was, sat in front of the telly, seeing the white bar extend across the bottom right of the television screen, expecting to see my Snapper Simon credit appear and … no. Instead, it came up with the outlook for the next few days! […]
The weather today was absolutely stunning. I just had to go up Ragleth Hill, because I knew that although the streets were shrouded in fog, I could see clear skies were above them. This is inversion weather. I love the way the mists slide along […]
The weather over the past few days has been changeable – to say the least, and during wilder weather the horses on the Long Mynd often drop into the valleys for shelter. It was while doing my walk today that I spotted several of them […]
I took a slightly longer route yesterday on my walk (because the weather improved) and snapped this little shot: Then, first thing this morning, while watching BBC Breakfast, I caught the Midland’s regional weather forecast, and look what I spotted … No credit, but it […]
Well, I hadn’t planned on climbing Ragleth Hill today, but as it was such glorious weather, and Storm Alex is on its way tomorrow, it seemed the sensible thing to do. And it’s just as well I did, as my snap of the October sunshine […]
After getting an Editor’s Pick two days, I was rather surprised to find another Editor’s Pick this evening, with a photo of some sunshine on the lower flanks of Hope Bowlder Hill.
I set off early this morning towards The Wrekin to tackle a route for Country Walking magazine. The national forecast had said that any cloud first thing this morning would soon disperse. So, it was with a little trepidation that I drove along the A49 […]
It was hot, hot, hot yesterday! It’s not often the Welsh Borders gets up to 30 degrees, but we hit it yesterday (and I think today will be even hotter). But at least I got up early and climbed Ragleth Hill before it got too […]
If I could ask the BBC WeatherWatcher service to make one minor change, it would be to show where our images had been used. You see, this morning, a friend messaged me to say they’d seen my photo on the telly last night. Puzzled, I […]
It’s ben rather hot here in the Welsh Borders, recently. In fact, we’ve not had much rain at all. As the cliché goes, the ground is rock hard … except it isn’t. When I strolled onto the summit ridge of Ragleth Hill today, the ground […]
It’s a troubling time at the moment, and while the Government permits us to go outside and exercise, I shall continue to do my daily walk. I was already aware of how lucky I am to live on the Welsh Borders, but the current Covid […]
Snow! We didn’t have much, but there was enough in places on top of Ragleth Hill to feel like you’d trudged through it. It was one of those gorgeous days when the only clouds were the light, wispy ones amidst an ocean of blue – […]
Been a while since I climbed Ragleth Hill, and the weather today was just perfect for it. What frustrates me about the photo is the amount of bird poo on that rock. I’ll have to take a cloth with me next time 😝 In fact, […]
I spent the day working in Shrewsbury Library today … but nipped out lunchtime for a bit of fresh air. Shefali seemed pleased I did 🙂
Last Monday, I came out of a meeting with the Dean of Hereford Cathedral, and was greeted by a gorgeous view of the Cathedral Cloisters under a blue sky with cottonwool clouds.
Didn’t get chance to stretch my legs at lunchtime, so I managed to escape for some fresh air after dinner. I climbed up onto Ragleth Hill and watched the sun slip behind the Long Mynd. It was one of those tranquil evenings when the air […]
Well, they say that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. And so far, this month, March has lived up to its name. (Don’t believe me? Check out the video below taken on top of the hills last weekend.)
After several grey days, it was nice to see some sunshine at lunchtime today. As it was sunny, I opted for a different route to stretch my legs, and explored a tiny single-track road called Squirrel Lane. It’s along that lane that I passed a […]
We get a lot of weather in the Welsh Borders. But this didn’t stop me doing my walk this lunchtime. Although, I soon questioned my wisdom of going out in the rain when there were also several strong gusts of wind. Hold onto that umbrella […]
I nipped out for a short walk before dinner and managed to take a photo of the Long Mynd from a slightly different angle. Then, while I was sat at the table eating my dinner the evening regional news came on and across the studio […]
After some rather dull and dreary days, the sun finally made an appearance today. So in the early evening, I shot up Ragleth Hill and snapped a photo of the sun breaking through the clouds above the Long Mynd. Delighted to see that Shefali liked […]
A day trip to Witley Court in Worcestershire led to Snapper Simon’s latest WeatherWatcher photo … of the fountain at this English Heritage property in full spout .. or flow!
At the end of Ragleth Hill, the vista across South Shropshire is absolutely glorious. Not an electricity pylon in sight, or much in the way of man-made objects. It’s an amazing view, it was summary, and I had it all to myself. Well, not quite. […]
The forecast for today wasn’t great. I had to go to Shrewsbury (to drop my tax paperwork off at my accountant’s) and so I thought I’d do my daily walk somewhere round there. I suddenly remembered Haughmond Hill, a Forestry Commission site with great parking, […]
I thought that cloud over Ludlow looked menacing! It seems Shefali thought so too. It does look reminiscent of April shower clouds. Perhaps we have turned a seasonal corner. Although, there are still rumours of snow over the Easter weekend. Proof that we certainly get […]
Here in the Welsh Borders we’ve still got some snow hanging about. If you look carefully on this BBC WeatherWatcher photo, you’ll see a smidgen of white in the top right on the Long Mynd.
Well, the Beast from the East is approaching, apparently, but that’s nothing that unusual for us here in the Welsh Borders. We get snow quite frequently here – Church Stretton isn’t nicknamed Little Switzerland for nothing, you know! Still, I missed Shefali’s use of my […]
After all the snow we’ve had, a chance to capture some sunshine and green fields!