Saturday February 20th 2021 – Just north east of Chasewater dam, behind the houses that were once the homes of mine managers, there’s an early spring spectacle every year that’s a must see for the initiated – the annual snowdrop glade.
Sadly, in all the vears I’ve visited it, I’ve never caught it on a sunny day.
But even on a dull Saturday, these carpets of what must be tens of thousands of tiny white wildflowers are stunningly beautiful, on land that was formerly industrial.
And visible from here, people pass by on the dam and nearby footpaths without realising the beauty they’re missing not 50 years away.
It’s just a secret for those who know…