Posted: 17/12/2014 at 19:12
It might be burdock as looking at Google images no two are alike and apparently there are several types of burdock and it would fit in more with where it is growing.
Thanks for all your input folks. I will know what it is once this winter is over and summer arrives. I wanted to know what it was as someone I was walking with, where we spotted it, was inspired to do a painting of them with the frost effects.