Getting to Snowdrop Valley

The 1st of February is the start of snowdrop season, marking that spring is in the air, with millions of beautiful tiny white flowers bursting through the cold soil and bringing life to our countryside.

Snowdrop valley on Exmoor is a privately owned remote valley in a hidden part of Wheddon Cross. This secret valley is only open to the public in February while the snowdrops are in bloom. It promises to show some of the most spectacular carpets of snowdrops in bloom, blankets of tiny beautiful white flowers shooting through the gloomy cold soil to bring life to Exmoor and marking the beginning of spring in this enchantingly secret corner of the valley.

The Cutcombe Parish Council runs the Park and Ride bus Service to allow all victors to access this remote valley running from 6th to 21st of February. This is supported by The Exmoor National Park and landowner The Badgeworthy Land Company, who kindly allow access (who also own the famous Doone Valley).

Be sure to check out the walking map and follow the market route from the long stay car park. It is advised to allow at least one and a half hours to do the walk and to wear decent winter walking clothing and footwear, so a good opportunity to get the wellies out and jump in some puddles. Passes to the valley costs £5 per adult, £3 per senior citizen and 1 per child (aged 5-15). Disabled pass buses will be running from 6th to 21st February and Mobility passes will be available during the first and last week but must be booked before hand. Please go to http://www.wheddoncross.org.uk/snowdropvalley.htm for more information.  If you are driving the location is Rest & Be Thankful Inn in the car park, Wheddon Cross, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 7DR.

This is set to be a real treat for the whole family to get out and about rather than stuck in watching films. So what are you waiting for get the willies on, splash in some puddles, get muddy and unwind in the natural beauty of Exmoor National Park.

After visiting Snowdrop Vally call back & visit us at The Exmoor White Horse to finish the day off.

 

Written by Peter