Spectacular blanket of snowdrops grace Norfolk's countryside
- Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2021
It is one sign that spring is on the way - white blankets of snowdrops strewn across the countryside.
The first crop of the year has bloomed across the region, especially at one particularly famous site, Walsingham Abbey.
At the historical landmark, based between Fakenham and Wells, the flowers have burst into life in their thousands.
The grounds cover around 20 acres of beautiful woodland and are mainly carpeted with ‘common’ snowdrops. There are also clumps of the common double to be found, as well as lesser-known varieties.
The spectacular sight usually attracts visitors from all over the UK and beyond. However, the site is currently open to local residents only due to coronavirus restrictions.
It is unclear why so many snowdrops thrive at the abbey, but the flowers are commonly found at other priories and sites such as Walsingham.
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