Snowdrop Valley, Wheddon Cross, Exmoor, Somerset

This remote valley on Exmoor used to be quite a secret, but not anymore as in February each year hundreds of people come here especially to see the woods carpeted with white – and what a sight; thousands and thousands of snowdrops. There are designated walks short and long and there’s even a park and ride system operating as the valley is right out in the sticks and there isn’t any parking. You can make a day of it and go there partly by steam train on the West Somerset Railway with a coach transfer to Wheddon Cross. The locals recognised an opportunity and so there are pop up tea rooms nearby during snowdrop time – and who can blame them? Besides, it’s so nice to wind up somewhere nice and cosy with a cup of tea and a piece of homemade cake after a walk on a cold winter’s day, it rounds it off perfectly.

All information correct at the time of writing

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