The highs and lows of Exmoor
Published: Monday 27th Jan 2014
Snowdrop Valley on Exmoor will be open from 1st February until 2nd March 2014. Each year hundreds of people visit the Valley to delight in the dainty flowers which never fail to amaze and impress. Once a closely guarded local secret – the Valley now attracts visitors from all across the UK.
A welcome sign of Spring, the carpet of white appears as if by magic and provides a unique natural pose for both the professional and novice photographer to capture.
A Park and Ride Service is available from the village of Wheddon Cross until 23rd February (no other vehicular access is possible during this time) and footpaths also lead down to the Valley, although sturdy footwear is essential.
Welcome refreshments are on hand at the Snowdrop Café in the Village and full lunches are also available at the local pub.
Dogs on leads are welcome to the Valley and souvenirs of your visit can be purchased locally.
Whilst in the area – why not also take a trip to nearby Dunkery Beacon. Rising 1,750 feet (520m), this is the highest geographical point in Somerset. Owned by the National Trust since 1935, the Beacon is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is classed as an Ancient Monument. Throughout the year it is a haven for flora and fauna with the landscape changing from the deep purple of the Lavender in summer to the snowy white of winter.
Those energetic enough to climb the summit are rewarded with panoramic views of the Bristol and English Channel Coasts, Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor and the Brecon Beacons.
Whether visiting the valleys or the highest peaks, Exmoor is a naturally amazing and stunning place.