Friday, 24 February 2017

Snowdrop Wood

It's down to South Yorkshire for this short blog. I was in Kiveton to visit Sal's parents for a few days so we had a family walk in Hawks Woods through which The Chesterfield canal runs. It is locally known as Snowdrop Wood for obvious reasons. It's in a lovely area just outside the village of Thorpe Salvin and consists of two woodland areas. Hawks Wood is locally famous for its snowdrops and wild garlic and next door Old Spring Wood is locally famous for its bluebells.

As you can see from the photos, our timing was just about perfect. One point of concern though was the fact that the path to the snowdrops was so overgrown that it was nigh on impossible to follow. You certainly wouldn't be able to find the snowdrops if you didn't know the area. I presume this is just due to council cutbacks as they own the woods, I do hope it isn't something more sinister. Holly had a great time, it was just a shame we couldn't really let her off her lead properly and she would have been of once she had the scent of something. and not seen again for hours!

We finished the afternoon off nicely with a pint in the Blue Bell Inn which is situated in the nearby village of Harthill. Hopefully the bluebells will be out on out next visit.


Hawks Wood's snowdrops

Hawks Wood's snowdrops

Hawks Wood's snowdrops

Hawks Wood's snowdrops

Holly

Hawks Wood's snowdrops

Hawks Wood's snowdrops

Hawks Wood's snowdrops

Hawks Wood

Hawks Wood

Tree bark

Tree bark

Woodland leaves

Robin by the Chesterfield Canal



To Lochinver via Coigach

Again, I don't really think many words are needed for this blog. The photos tell the whole story of one of the best drives in the UK. ...