Yesterday we decided to drive the few miles from here to Ashbourne and then just that little bit further to Hopton Hall in the village of Carsington.
It was a little early as the snowdrops were just in bud and were exepected to be at their best next week but it was a joy to see them. So lovely to walk along the trail and into the walled garden too. There seemed to be only us there plus one other couple with whom we stopped for a chat along the way. They were visiting from the South West.
We sat with a warm drink from the outside catering area. Overlooking the Ha Ha and the row of trees above. The air was cold and dry and all was peaceful.