Bampton Local Attractions

Snowdrop ValleySnowdrop 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.

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.

Snowdrop ValleyThis 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.

Snowdrop Valley

For more information, contact

the Dulverton National Park Centre on 01398 323841

or web site below:


Photos by Chris Cooke

Snowdrop Valley


Snowdrop Valley


Snowdrop Valley


Snowdrop Valley



Bampton Heritage & Visitor Centre