A snowdrop walk will be held in and around Nunney on Sunday 17 February from 10.30am, as part of the Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival.
Nunney is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, lying on the edge of the Mendip Hills
Dominated by the moated 14th century Nunney Castle – rated in the Top 10 Best British Castles by Visit Britain’s BRITAIN magazine.
Ian and Denise Bynoe will lead this walk through Nunney Village, passing the French-style moated castle and the church and then up Nunney Combe, beside the brook as far as Lower Whatley, then retracing our steps back to the village.
Duration is between 90 minutes and two hours.
We shall see snowdrops in the village and under trees beside the brook as it rushes through the deep combe.
The ground will in places be wet and could be muddy. Please come prepared for this. We recommend wellington boots or walking boots as essential.
There will be opportunities for photographing snowdrops in their wild setting.
If you would like to bring a hot or cold drink with you then there will be an opportunity to have this at the half way point when we will have a short break.
After the walk, you may wish to explore the castle ruin or the church. The Moat and Turret Café or the George Inn in the village are available for lunch.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept on the lead.
Walkers will meet in the Old Quarry car park on Castle Hill in Nunney for a 10.30am start.
There are just 40 places available for this walk. Taking part costs £2 for adults, £1 for children. This is payable on the day, but advance booking is essential.
For more details and to book a place please e-mail Ian at [email protected].
For more information on the Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival, visit sheptonsnowdropfestival.org.uk.