Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Calke Abbey and Dimminsdale snowdrops
AT this time of year, with the first signs of Spring around, I generally go to see the snowdrops at Shipley but last week I stumbled accidentally on a link to a snowdrop walk at a local National Trust property, Calke Abbey.
The walk led from the hall through the parkland with its rare breed sheep to Dimminsdale Nature reserve - once the site of quarries and kilns, now, particularly in the misty light, almost a magical grotto.
The best of it was saved till last - a wonderful array of snowdrops.