Open During February
Welcome to Snowdrop Valley!
Snowdrop Valley is a privately owned remote valley in a hidden part of Exmoor close to Wheddon Cross. The Badgworthy Land Company kindly allow access to the valley while the beautiful carpet of snowdrops is in bloom.
Come and visit Snowdrop Valley between Saturday 27th January and Sunday 25th February 2024. For full event details please see below. Follow us on social media for all the latest event news and information.
Please ensure you wear appropriate footwear. The paths are muddy from the recent rain.
This year's Event
Snowdrop Valley is a privately owned remote valley in a hidden part of Exmoor close to Wheddon Cross. The Badgworthy Land Company kindly allow access to the valley while the beautiful carpet of snowdrops is in bloom throughout February each year.
The village of Wheddon Cross will be welcoming visitors to Snowdrop Valley from Saturday 27th January until Sunday 25th February 2024.
There are various walking routes for visitors to enjoy, the most popular being the shorter walks, which are approximately 1 mile down to the valley and looping back uphill for a further mile. Maps of the walks will be available from the parking kiosk, staffed from 9.00 – 4.00 each day.
The main parking will be at the Cutcombe Cattle Market (TA24 7DT) car park, the charge is £5.00 per car, £10.00 per minibus and £30.00 per coach. Cash and card payments accepted. The road down to Snowdrop Valley is closed to all vehicles (other than permit holders) during the event dates.
All coach parties must be booked in advance, please call: 07791 717058 to book your coach in.
Alternative Parking on Market Days: On Wednesday 31st January, Wednesday 7th February and Wednesday 14th February there are market days at the Cutcombe Cattle Market so parking for Snowdrop Valley will NOT be available here. Alternative parking is at the Rest and Be Thankful car park. Signage will be in place.
Important road closure information: If travelling to Snowdrop Valley via Exford, please be aware there is a road closure along the B3224 between Exford and Wheddon Cross due to a road repair. There is a diversion in place taking you via Winsford and then you’ll head north on the A396 to Wheddon Cross. Follow the diversion signs in place.
For those short on time or don’t feel up to the walk to the valley, there will be a Land Rover private hire taxi service, offered for a fee by a local safari company. Book in advance by contacting Andrew Turner on 07791 717058 or 01643 841831 (between 7.00pm-10.00pm). The cost is £5 per person each way, taking up to 6 guests per trip. Sorry but they can’t take dogs. Journeys must be booked in advance.
The dates and times available for the private hire taxi service are:
- Sundays 28th January/4th February/11th February/18th February/25th February between 9.00am-5.00pm.
- Wednesdays 31st January/7th February/14th February/21st February between 9.00am-12.00pm.
- Thursdays 1st February/8th February/15th February/22nd February between 9.00am-5.00pm.
- Saturdays 10th February/17th February between 9.00am-12.00pm.
Other days and times may be available, give Andrew a call on the numbers above to discuss.
Light refreshments will be available at the market car park (run by local charities). The Cutcombe Market Café will be open at weekends and the half term week, including the Friday before. In Wheddon Cross village there is a local shop (there is also a petrol station and ATM) and lunches will be available in The Rest and Be Thankful pub (group bookings on 01643 841222).
There are free public toilets at The Rest and Be Thankful car park.
It is winter, the weather can be variable! Please ensure you wear suitable warm and waterproof clothes. The paths can be muddy so sturdy footwear is required.
You can bring your dog to Snowdrop Valley. We do ask you keep them on a lead and pick up after them.
If you have any questions please contact Jim on 07593 199021 or Eric on 01643 841222.
We wish you a wonderful visit to Snowdrop Valley!
**Visitors to Snowdrop Valley do so at their own risk. The organisers accept no responsibility for injury or loss to any persons or property.**
A selection of photos
taken of Snowdrop Valley
Photos including in the gallery are courtesy of Red Stag Safari.