Damson Days in the Lythe Valley

Hit the North was never a big fans of damsons. That is, until we spent time over Easter in Cumbria’s Lythe Valley.

Damsons are, we discovered, more than just a plum-like fruit. They’ve inspired a festival, a host of local chefs and a rather fine line in damson gin.

They are, most of all, the true taste of spring.

Read my story from the Independent here.

Damson blossoms in full bloom

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