Winter walk in the Dingle at Dudmaston

Snowdrops on Big Pool at Dudmaston, Shropshire

At this time of year, snowdrops begin to crop up across the estate to remind us that spring is just around the corner. Blow away those winter cobwebs and come for a walk in the dingle - which signs of spring can you spot?

Winter walk in the Dingle 

Wild snowdrops tend to flourish in damp woodland from late January onwards. Take a walk through the Dingle to see them at their best. Dogs on leads are welcome too.

Our visitor facilities (including toilets) open at Dudmaston on 13, 14, 20 and 21 February. The tea-room will be serving takeaway hot drinks and treats to warm you up after your winter walk. Check our opening times here before planning your visit. 

Book your visit in advance

Please pre-book your visit to help us keep everyone safe. Tickets for 13 and 14 February will be available from the 'What's on' section on our website from Friday 5 February. 

Tickets for 20 and 21 February will be available to book from Friday 12 February. 

Download the Winter Dingle Walk map here

Dudmaston Winter Dingle Walk map Feb 2021 (PDF / 2.1552734375MB) download

The first sign of spring - snowdrops at Dudmaston
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The first sign of spring - snowdrops at Dudmaston

Look out for snowdrops

Depending on the weather, these dainty but hardy flowers usually make their first appearance from mid-January onwards. During February, snowdrops blanket the woodland floor to remind us that winter is almost at an end and spring will soon be upon us.