Bampton in Devon

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Snowdrop Valley

Snowdrop Valley is in private land close to the village of Wheddon Cross on the A396 just 14 miles north of Bampton - for 3 weeks in February each year it is open to the public, and a park-and-ride service runs from the car park at Wheddon Cross.

Snowdrop Valley

The land currently belongs to the Badgworthy Land Company, and access during this period is managed by them in conjunction with the National Park Authority.

This is an ideal spot to see the wonders of spring on Exmoor - a circular walk takes you through North Hawkwell Wood where the snowdrops form a majestic carpet of white and green.

It is possible for the able-bodied to park at Wheddon Cross and walk down the valley without using the park-and-ride although the path is quite steep in places.

Note that local narrow lanes are closed to all traffic at this time of the year.

Close-up of snowdrops

For more information, contact the Dulverton National Park Centre on 01398 323841

or web site:
www.wheddoncross.org.uk/snowdropvalley.htm

 

Photos by Chris Cooke

 

Snowdrop Valley - the carpet of snowdrops

Snowdrop Valley

 

Snowdrop Valley

 

Snowdrop Valley

 

Snowdrop Valley

 

 

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