Walk 6 - Jaw Dropping Snowdrops

  • DATE: Sunday 12 February 2023

  • TIME: 13.15 

  • 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. 


Walk Key

Please look at the festival website ‘Information’ page to understand the walk key, what to wear, advice on medical information, weather plans, arriving before the scheduled departure time etc before deciding if you would like to join this walk.

Walk Pace


Walk Grade

Gentle rolling landscape, walking on paths with good to average surfaces. Some gentle slopes

No Dogs

Walk Leader

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.