Like everywhere else, spring has been late arriving in Whaley Bridge, but well worth the wait. The anemones are in vigorous bloom among the trees alongside the main road into Whaley Bridge after the roundabout.
The scrubland has been cleared out between the road and the railway in recent years, giving wild flowers space to grow. There are quite a lot of daffodils, too, planted in the lower area years ago, and also doing well.
Nature tip: In the next few weeks bluebells will be in full flower and perfume alongside the public woodland footpath between the entrance to Taxal Lodge and St James’ church.