What an amazing month we have had with ever changing scenery in the Peak District. We went from cloudy and drizzling rain to beautiful snow covered white fields, roads and hills overnight, with the added feature of wind, which caused some amazing snow drifts.
The weather made mountain biking very interesting, beautiful scenery but slippery trails with some carrying of the bikes through and over the very deep snow drifts. Then the snow all melted and the local mountain bikers, road riders started cheering as we could all see the first signs of spring. The snowdrops held their heads up high and the daffodils started their journey upwards only to be halted again by fierce winds and heavy snow over night. A few days later we had beautiful clear blue skies, warmer temperatures and the only snow left was against the walls around the edges of the fields and heaped up on the edges of the road. Hopefully spring had finally sprung.
We are receiving information about some future local events, The Grindleford Goat a charity sportive to raise funds for the Local community shop on the 23rd September. Eroica, which is on June 17th and is open to all ages and abilities as long as you have an old bike, if not they are even available to hire for the day. More details available at http://www.eroicabritannia.co.uk and http://www.grindlefordgoat.co.uk
Soon we should be able to get hold of the Well dressing Calendar, which we will post on our website. These spectacular floral pictures take place all over the Peak District and a lot of them are in villages local to us.
Bookings at Manor Farm Bed and Breakfast are picking up with Easter upon us, the weather warming up and longer daylight hours on the way. So if your thinking about a break in the beautiful Peak District, now is the time to book with us, while there is still some availability.