Snowdrops at Welford Park
The snowdrops are here! I love these plucky little flowers that defy the chilly weather. Every year, I delight in the magical moment when the snowdrops burst forth to brighten up the bare landscape. It’s a cheering sight that heralds the arrival of Spring.
We decided to pay a visit to Welford Park which is celebrated for its snowdrops. Set beside a river in a beech wood, the snowdrops are simply spectacular, stretching almost as far as the eye can see.
There’s plenty of space to run about and play hide-and-seek or peek-a-boo, and the river is perfect for playing pooh-sticks. There are some fantastic trees, including some ancient yews, and the carpets of yellow aconite are almost as impressive as the snowdrops.
It was a very cold day with a biting wind and we were glad to finish off our visit in the top-notch tearoom where we enjoyed a slice of homemade cake and a pot of tea.
Little Sister has talked of little but snowdrops ever since our visit, so I’m sure we’ll be going to visit some more very soon.
Have you been to see the snowdrops yet?
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About Me & Mine
Hi there! Helen and Ian here from the Oxfordshire-Wiltshire border! We have two boys who love everything in the Great Outdoors (especially sticks), and a border collie who also loves everything in the Great Outdoors (especially tennis balls). We also have a toddler daughter who is fiercely independent and proving to be just as intrepid as her brothers.
Favourite place in the world:
A difficult one... There are so many wonderful places to choose from... But it has to be Sandwood Bay in the far north-west of Scotland which can only be reached by a 4-mile walk. Last time we went it was a full-on winter mountaineering experience (with ice axe and crampons!) just to get there. Wild and windswept, it's totally unspoilt.
Favourite things to do outdoors:
Enjoy beaches, woods, and coastal paths; explore waterways in our open canoe; go for a big day out on a small hill; go rock climbing; collect sticks, conkers, and acorns; investigate puddles and rockpools; ride our tandem; fly a kite against a clear blue sky.