This cold, but bright, February morning was just right for walk around
Gorse Hill is an 85 acre site nestled on the northern and western slopes of Gaw Hill, a sandstone ridge with views across the Lancashire plain.
The snowdrops are just starting to peep through, and even though they need just a little more sunshine, they still look magical.
Galanthus (snowdrop; Greek gála "milk", ánthos "flower")
" Beneath these ice-pure sepals lay
A triplet of green-pencilled snow,
Which in the chill-aired gloom of day
Stirred softly to and fro"
The Snowdrop by Walter de la Mare