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Floating Bob and the Forgotten Mansion: the story of Valleyfield Woods

If you go down to Valleyfield Woods in Fife you’ll find a charming woodland with twisting walks, a tumbling burn and, in spring, carpets of snowdrops and bluebells. Look closer however and you’ll find that you are walking in the ghostly footprint of a very different environment – once so vividly present and now almost entirely vanished. A fine classical mansion stood here, grand enough to cast Downton in the

Here come the snowdrops, heralds of spring

Times have changed for the humble snowdrop. The ‘venturous harbinger of Spring’ as Wordsworth described it has moved centre stage in recent years with a host of activities celebrating its arrival each February. The Cambo Estate near St Andrews hosts a fortnight long Snowdrop Festival where you can wander around 70 acres of woodland glittering with over 300 varieties of snowdrop. Even more enchanting, this weekend you can experience Snowdrops