This year the arrangements for Exmoor’s Snowdrop Valley are a little different. Here’s what you need to know.
|Snowdrop Valley, Exmoor, Somerset|
As usual the little road that leads to the valley will be closed to traffic for the snowdrops season. In 2015 the road closes from Saturday 31st January to Sunday 1st March inclusive.
The park and ride buses from Wheddon Cross to Snowdrop Valley will be running from 7th – 22nd February. The buses are accessible for people with limited mobility (and if you have a mobility issue and are unable to visit while the buses are running, please see the Wheddon Cross village website - link below - where you'll find details of what to do).
From 31st January to 6th February and from 23rd February until 1st March, walkers will be able to get to the valley but there is no access by car and no buses will be running.
You can walk down and back up again the same way, using the footpath that starts near the Exmoor Farmers Market at Wheddon Cross (where there is also a car park); alternatively you could make it a longer circular walk by taking other local paths. Whichever way you go, it is very steep in places (Exmoor’s hills are part of its charm) and it is likely to be muddy, so do remember your walking boots or wellies.
The Snowdrop Information Point, in the village car park next to the pub, will be staffed during each day while the park and ride is running and also on the weekends of 31st January and 28th February. As well as getting help and advice there, you can also buy various souvenirs.
For regular updates and maps of some suggested walk routes, as well as details about places to eat and stay near Snowdrop Valley (including our place) visit the Wheddon Cross website: http://www.wheddoncross.org.uk/snowdropvalley.htm