The day started early for us as we had an appointment at the Local Studies Library at Chesterfield to look up a report in the local paper regarding the unfortunate and untimely demise of one of Paul's ancestors. After this we collected my sister and brother-in-law and drove to Worksop and then Blyth to find the lovely Hodsock Priory.
Our goal for the day - to see as many snowdrops as possible. Lunches were served in the marquee or on the lawn outside, the queues were long but everyone was happy to wait. We decided to walk around the formal garden first, then have lunch and then follow the woodland walk.
I'm afraid I didn't take many photos mainly because I was just enjoying looking at the garden but also because of the sun, which, although very welcome, did always seem to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Here are just a few of the better ones.