Friends asked us last week if we’d like to join them on a snowdrop walk. We’ve enjoyed the delights of Bennington Lordship and Anglesey Abbey in the past but were surprised to be told that we would only be driving a few miles from where we lived, to Shefford in Mid Bedfordshire. Choosing the day in the week which held the most promise, we agreed to meet today, Tuesday. True to forecast the sun has shone all day and the sky has remained a crisp clear winter blue.
I’d often noticed people walking in woods near the entrance to the Chicksands Base and Priory but never stopped. Parking a little way into the village of Shefford and taking care to cross the busy A600, we entered the woods beside the roundabout with the A507. Within a couple of minutes a bank of snowdrops fell before us and soon we were not only following a snowdrop trail but a delightful wood carving one too.
There were blankets of tiny white beauties at every turn, some areas more striking than others and with the sunshine penetrating the canopy above, it was a lovely walk and quite a surprise to so close to our home in Bedfordshire. If I’d known about it I might have included it in my murder mystery ~ only joking 🙂