Exmoor - Snowdrop Valley nr Whedden Cross and St Johns Church, Cutcombe

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A lovely walk from Whedden Cross down to Snowdrop Valley, past St Johns Church, Cutcombe- fantastic views across Exmoor  

Snowdrop Valley - Wheddon Cross - St Johns Church, Cutcombe

Wheddon Cross
This lovely little village as the name would suggest has been formed on a crossroads. Minehead to the south, Dulverton to the south, Taunton to the east and North Devon to the west. It is actually the highest village on Exmoor and an ideal centre for exploring hills and valleys. It is well worth visiting at various times of year to appreciate the flora and fauna of the changing seasons.

The village has good facilities - a free car park, toilets, pub, garage, post office and general store. There is a footpath from the village to Dunkery Beacon which stands 1704 feet above sea level.
A must in February is a trip down to Snowdrop Valley. The Exmoor National Park Authority organises a park and ride to the valley with buses running from Wheddon Cross car park every 20 minutes. Refreshments are available in the village.

It is very pleasant to walk down to Snowdrop Valley and then take the bus back up to the car park. You will pass by St Johns Church in the quiet little village of Cutcombe.

The church dates back to the Norman Conquest and was mentioned in the Domesday Book. It has many interesting features, including a beautiful Elizabethan chalice and paten, a finely carved Reredos, representing the Last Supper and lovely stained glass windows. From the church are fantastic views of the Bredon Hills.
Outside the church you will see your first evidence of snowdrops - a beautiful snowdrop cross.

Snowdrop Valley
Easy, virtually downhill all the way - about 45 minutes

This hidden valley is owned by the Badgworthy Land Company and is an ESA (Environmentally Sensitive Area) and situated on the River Avill.

Over the last few years the Exmoor National Park Authority has run a very successful Park and Ride scheme from Wheddon Cross to Snowdrop Valley enabling visitors to reach the valley without having to take their cars down the narrow country lanes that lead to it. This year the scheme will be run by Cutcombe Parish Council in conjuction with ENPA, Badgworthy Land Company and Exmoor Farmers.

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The above map will be provided by the Exmoor National Park Authority when you purchase you bus tickets.

Part of the valley just before the snowdrops were flowering in full.

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