Monday, 4 February 2013

Norman Church at Swyncombe

Driving through the Oxfordshire countryside with Richard, yesterday, we were looking for a bit of cheer on a very cold, dark and dreary day. Coming off the main road to Oxford, we explored some little lanes we hadn't been down before and came upon the church of St Botolph at Swyncombe. This pretty church is Norman, dating from the 11th century, nestling in the  Chilterns. The whole of the graveyard was a beautiful carpet of snowdrops and aconites. When I looked it up when I got home, I found that in February people come from miles around to see the display, and there are Snowdrop Sundays with organised walks and tea and cake. The photo of the church doesn't really do it justice, but it was a lovely sight.