Walk 6 - Jaw Dropping Snowdrops
DATE: Sunday 12 February 2023
START LOCATION: Meon Valley Trail car park, West Meon
W3W/GRID REF: ///supply.coolest.warblers; SU642 236
DISTANCE: walk is 3.8 miles (+ ambling around grounds looking at snowdrops)
DURATION: approx 3 hours total
This short, circular walk from West Meon out to Warnford is all about the snowdrops. Every February, thousands of snowdrops carpet the churchyard and woodlands surrounding the Church of Our Lady, Warnford. The owners of Warnford Park kindly allow the Rector and Churchwardens to invite visitors to share in this natural delight each spring. They simply ask in return that people keep to the paths, do not pick the flowers and consider making a donation to the church maintenance fund.
Our walk will start along the Meon Valley Trail and return on the opposite side of the River Meon, across farmland. On reaching the church there will be time to meander through the grounds looking at the snowdrops. Tea and cake is available to buy in the church.
Malinka from Rural Strides is a co-organiser of the walking festival. Rural Strides was set up to promote the beauty and variety of the local Weald and Downland area, as a walking destination close to London. With a wealth of knowledge of local routes, hidden gems and where to find nature at its best in every season, Rural Strides is your ideal walking companion for the Hampshire/West Sussex borderlands.