The first snow of this winter…

A week ago parts of Exmoor experienced the first snowfall of this winter.  Overnight, the moors were turned into a winter wonderland.

Richard Cliff took this photo of a snowy tree tunnel on Exmoor at Five Cross Ways, Anstey Common, on 14 November 2019. On our Facebook page this image became an instant hit: Thanks to so many people liking and sharing the photo, it reached 52,000 people in a week.  

 

 

 

 

Snowdrop Valley 2017

On Saturday, 28 January 2017, Snowdrop Valley opens again to visitors until the end of February.

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.

Park and Ride buses running on the middle two weeks: Saturday 4th February to Sunday 19th February inclusive.

The first and last weeks are for walkers only and the valley will be closed to traffic. For coach bookings and disabled access please contact the Co-ordinator Gemma Wesley on 07507 797169 or email snowdropvalley@googlemail.com

Find out more here

In pursuit of snow

“We took the landrover out to see if Exmoor got any ‘white stuff’ this afternoon. The sensible wildlife were hiding beside hedgerows sheltering from the icy winds… We spotted the ITV camera man doing his weather report from Dunkery Gate and the only other mad people out in the cold were the local photographers.”

Barle Valley Safaris.

Credit: Liz Mitchell

A frosty morning at Hawkridge

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And slowly the golden light brings warmth to the ice cold still valley whilst the occupants of the small stone house sleep tight at Hawkridge, Somerset, Exmoor.

The civil parish, known as Withypool and Hawkridge, covers 3,097 hectares (7,653 acres), includes the village of Hawkridge and has a population around 201. The parish is located 4 miles N.W. of Dulverton, and 9 W. of South Molton. The village, which is very small and wholly agricultural, is situated on a hill above the small river Dun, which here divides Devonshire from Somerset.

Richard Kift