A STUNNING valley of snowdrop flowers is set to reopen to visitors again soon.

Snowdrop Valley is a privately-owned remote valley hidden in a part of Exmoor, close to Wheddon Cross.

At the beginning of each year, snowdrops carpet the valley and provide a breathtaking landscape for a country walk.

The Badgworthy Land Company kindly allows access to the valley while the flowers are in bloom.

This year, the valley will be open from Saturday, January 25, until Sunday, February 23, from 10.30am until 4.30pm.

A cash-only car park is available at Exmoor Farmer's Market (TA24 7DT) where visitors can leave their cars for £2, which includes a walking map.

A park and ride service is also set to run from Saturday, February 8 to February 23, which will cost £6 for a return journey for adults, £5 for senior citizens, £2 for children between 5-15 years, and children under five go free with an adult.

Single fares will be available for £4 for adults and seniors, and £2 for children.

The park and ride service will also be cash only.

Click here to view the park and ride bus timetable

Toilets and refreshments can be found at nearby Wheddon Cross.

Dogs are also allowed into the valley, but must remain on leads, but owners are warned muddy and wet dogs may not be allowed on the bus services.

A spokesperson said: "Winter clothing and suitable sturdy footwear is essential. The walking routes take in bridleways and footpaths, and can be very muddy.

"One walking map of choice is included with your parking fee. Additional maps are available from the Snowdrop Valley Information Points at Wheddon Cross and the Exmoor Farmers Market Car Park for £1 each."

Directions to Wheddon Cross:

From Taunton (A358) follow B3224 to Wheddon Cross

From Minehead (A39) follow A396 to Wheddon Cross

From Tiverton (A361) follow A396 to Wheddon Cross

Further information can be found at wheddoncross.org.uk/snowdropvalley.htm, or call 07507 797169 during the valley's opening hours.