Monday, 8 February 2016
Snowdrops, steam trains and snacks
Combining a ride on a steam train with a visit to Exmoor’s beautiful Snowdrop Valley sounds like just the ticket! This year’s Snowdrops and Steam days out on the West Somerset Railway are on February 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th.
The steam trains depart from Bishops Lydeard at 10.25 or Minehead at 10.15. You get off at Williton Station to join the special coach service to Wheddon Cross, arriving there around midday. To get to the valley itself, you can either walk (allow about 1 ½ to 2 hours; the paths are steep and can be very muddy) or travel on the snowdrop bus.
Your coach back to Williton leaves Wheddon Cross about 15.00, to catch the 16.45 trains to Bishops Lydeard and Minehead. Visit WSR for more information, prices and booking details (as I write this, some of the Snowdrops and Steam dates are selling very fast).
While you’re in Wheddon Cross, do call in to Exmoor House for some hot soup, home-made teacakes, a cream tea or a ploughman’s lunch…
And to see just why Snowdrop Valley is so special, take a look at these photos
On the Wheddon Cross village website you’ll find details of various walks to Snowdrop Valley; here are some examples.