Winter walks in Yorkshire are a beautiful time to be outside. The cold and crisp air and the crunch of the ground underfoot with blue skies and sunshine makes for such a calming experience. Best of all is the snowdrop walks in Yorkshire that have made their way up through the frozen ground as a biblical symbol of hope that reminds us that winter eventually gives way to spring.
Snowdrops on their way announce the new season, which includes lighter mornings and evenings – perfect for a winter walk through the deer park. You can just feel the body’s natural serotonin replenishing itself. Why not get out and see the snowdrops popping up around all over Yorkshire’s garden covered in sparkling frosts?
1. Burton Agnes
Located in East Yorkshire, on the outskirts of the market town of Driffield, you’ll find Burton Agnes Hall. Every February the gardens become one of the best snowdrop walks in Yorkshire carpeted with hardy snowdrops, which force their way up through the winter ground.
The beautiful and delicate flowers grow in numbers each year, so you can expect a magnificent sight of white droplets as you wander peacefully amongst them these winter months.
This time of year is the perfect time to venture to Fountains Abbey near Ripon in North Yorkshire. The snowdrops have made their way through the hard winter ground and look beautiful littering the floor below the abbey.
The delicate-looking flowers are like patches of snow amongst the stone ruins. Why not go for a peaceful walk up in North Yorkshire amongst the abbey ruins among the pearly white snowdrops?
Set in the North Yorkshire countryside, you can wander the 12-acre gardens of Goldsborough Hall and enjoy the historic royal garden’s snowdrop walk. The walk includes 100 different to enjoy on the 20th of February where a whole spectacle has been created for guests to enjoy – best of all kids and dogs are welcome.
To commemorate the North Yorkshire hall’s 300th year back in 2016 300,000 blubs were planted by visitors – and as winter turns to spring you can wander along the ha-ha walk and soak in the views over the south parkland. You can enjoy the change in colour from the river of snowdrops to the purples of crocus and then the yellow of daffodils.
There are beautiful walled gardens by the side of the house where you can enjoy a nice gentle walk through part of the grounds where snowdrops cover the ground beneath the trees.
In February the display of snowdrops at Mount Grace Priory is a sight to behold. If you manage to visit the North Yorkshire heritage site, you’ll find a magnificent display of snowdrops as well as a beautiful garden to stroll around on a weekend visit.
6. Kiplin Hall
Why not take a snowdrop stroll at Kiplin Hall? The grounds are covered in swaths of snowdrops and aconites. There is a printed snowdrop trail you can get when you pay your entrance fee to the hall. You can walk around the gardens, or, if you’ve brought your wellies, explore the woods too.
Indulge in our delicious locally blended Kiplin coffee, home-baked cakes, scones, and light lunches in our atmospheric Tea Room and take a few snowdrops home that you can buy on-site.
This beautiful hall has 15 acres of grounds to explore which are some of the most remarkable Victorian gardens in the country.
The snowdrop walks in Yorkshire don’t get better than this, with over half a million snowdrops and 200,000 aconites forcing their way through the frosty ground all around the garden in late January, ready for you to stroll across the lawns and woodland floors enjoying the haze of whites.
Nostell Priory has a quaint selection of snowdrops to enjoy on a cold and crispy winter’s morning. The ever-changing garden is a pleasure to stroll around and enjoy the birdsong and gentle buzz of insects in and around the gardens.