The snow quality was excellent, with a pleasingly buttery quality, it was clear that it had not yet been through any freeze/thaw cycles that as you know, normally ruin snow at low altitudes. It was only about 4" deep, going down to scraped bare in many places, but on a base of grass it was fine providing you didn't try anything too aggressive.
Afterwards, I had a drive up the road towards Ashbourne and Mattlock to see what the situation was closer to the peaks. There was a lot of drifting in some spots, but equally other areas scraped bare. If there had been a bit more depth overall I might have stayed overnight and done some more exploration on Monday.
Not me, but friends of friends in Cannock...