LincolnshireFRIESTHORPEStPeter(angelamayne)1

Snowdrops

Head out on a crisp day to explore frosty landscapes and enjoy beautiful displays. Lots of churchyards have swathes of snowdrops, but some also welcome intrepid spring seekers with open days, tours, hot cups of steaming tea and coffee and yummy cake. Ordered by county so you can find which is closest to you!

CambridgeshireIMPINGTONStAndrew(church)2

Cambridgeshire

The churchyard wall here was built in 1614 and successive generations have maintained it as best as they were able. Over the years, field stones, masonry rubble, faulty chancel floor tiles and bricks, have all been used in the wall. In spring the wall is a wonderful backdrop to a display of crisp white snowdrops, perfectly framed against the red brick.

St Andrew, Impington
CheshireINCEStJamesGreat(simoneardley)1

Cheshire

Ancient legend has it that the church was originally intended to be built on the high ground overlooking the River Mersey. For some reason the good fairies disapproved and night after night carried the stones to the opposite side of the valley. The builders eventually gave up the struggle. Perhaps they also planted the snowdrops that grace the churchyard!

St James the Great, Ince
CumbriaNEWLANDSNewlandsChurch(ctfc)1

Cumbria

The church is surrounded on three sides by the churchyard, filled with lichen covered local stone memorials, and in springtime, a carpet of snowdrops and daffodils. Set in the midst of the lovely Newlands Valley, is a haven of peace and tranquillity, it can be traced back to the mid 16th century.

Newlands Church, Newlands
DenbighshireLLANTYSILIOStTysilio(flickr)1

Denbighsire

Llantysilio Church is a parish church in Llantysilio, north Wales. It sits on uprising land from the banks of the river Dee close to the local beauty spot of the Horseshoe Falls and source of water for the Llangollen canal. The church is famous for the abundance of snowdrops and an annual service is held every February to celebrate them.

St Tysilio, Llantysilio
HampshireAMPFIELDStMark(englishchurchpics)1

Hampshire

With snow is disappearing in the winter sue, the snowdrops begin to peep through. They have have acquired many names over the years Candlemas bells, Fair Maids of February, White Ladies, Purification flower to name but a few.

St Mark, Ampfield
HampshireWARNFORDOurLady(church)2

Hampshire

Thousands of visitors come to this ancient village church in the spring to see the glorious display of snowdrops. In fact, many just know Warnford, Hampshire as the ‘Snowdrop Church’. If you are a green fingered soul yourself, don’t miss the gravestone under a holly tree outside the church door and beware of gardening on a Sunday!

Our Lady, Warnford
IsleofManBRADDANOldKirkBraddan(instagram)1

Isle of Man

Enjoy the carpet of snowdrops in the churchyard of Old Kirk Brannan as you make your way towards this church’s true treasure. Inside are several Celtic and Norse crosses from the period 800-1265, which were found in the parish.

Old Kirk Braddan, Braddan
LincolnshireBELTONAllSaints(janekay)2

Lincolnshire

Come and explore this lovely 15th century church with an older Romanesque font. Don’t forget to linger in the churchyard though, there is a veritable carpet of snowdrops to brighten your day.

All Saints, Belton
LincolnshireBRIGSLEYStHelen(angelamayne)1

Lincolnshire

No wonder people are prepared to travel far and wide to see great drifts and carpets in forests and at venues. But here in Lincolnshire you don't have to go very far to find the beautiful flowers as there are many snowdrop events where you can delight at seeing swathes of numerous species growing, including in the churchyard at Brigsley.

St Helen, Brigsley
LincolnshireCLAXBYStMary(angelamayne)1

Lincolnshire

Claxby is a small village nestling at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The village is situated in an area of 'outstanding natural beauty'. There are wonderful woodland walks, hill walks and an abundance of wild animals and flowers. In the spring the churchyard is full of snowdrops and aconites, well worth a trip to see!

St Mary, Claxby
LincolnshireEDLINGTONStHelen(lindapatrick)3

Lincolnshire

One of Lincolnshire’s most popular snowdrop festivals. After enjoying the carpet of snowdrops, visitors can step inside the church where there will be craft exhibitions, items for sale, a raffle and a tombola. Light refreshments are also served.

St Helen, Edlington
LincolnshireFRIESTHORPEStPeter(angelamayne)1

Lincolnshire

This peaceful, rural and quiet parish church looks out over original Lincolnshire farmland. In the spring come and enjoy the tranquillity of our setting, sit in the snowdrop filled churchyard amongst its memories and take time to contemplate.

St Peter, Friesthorpe
LincolnshireGREATCOATESStNicholas(flickr)1

Lincolnshire

The churchyard is a nature conservation area and in addition to the carpet of white snowdrops which appear each February you can see many wild flowers throughout the year. Each year this fascinating Norman church with many monuments and treasures holds a festival, with exhibitions and teas. The snowdrop festival is followed by a 'Songs of Praise' style service.

St Nicholas, Great Coates
LincolnshireKINGERBYStPeter(angelamayne)1

Lincolnshire

The church is surrounded by old hay meadows, which are now a National Site of Scientific Interest. The remains of ridge and furrow can also be seen. Come in the spring and walk through a carpet of snowdrops on the bank opposite the church.

St Peter, Kingerby
LincolnshireKIRMONDLEMIREStMartin(church)1

Lincolnshire

The annual SnowDrop-In at St Martin's is the perfect opportunity to visit and see the beauty of a churchyard cloaked in snowdrops and aconites. A photographer's dream location, in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Come and see the churchyard blessed with nature's bounty and ablaze with these perfect winter flowers.

St Martin, Kirmond le Mire
LincolnshireMIDDLERASENStPeterStPaul(angelamayne)1

Lincolnshire

Before you walk through one of the most impressive Norman doorways in the country be sure to stop and admire the wonderful display of snowdrops in this ancient churchyard.

St Peter & St Paul, Middle Rasen
LincolnshireSOMERBYStMargaret(angelamayne)1

Lincolnshire

Somerby Hall is now a ruin, however in February the grounds and churchyard become a carpet of snowdrops and aconites, which are harbingers of Spring. The church sits in a hollow amidst the rolling hills of the Wolds situated between Bigby and Grasby.

St Margaret, Somerby
LincolnshireWALESBYAllSaints(angelamayne)1

Lincolnshire

The old church of All Saints has become a place of pilgrimage and popular for ramblers, hence the adopted name of The Ramblers Church. It stands in solitary dignity at Walesby escarpment overlooking the village and a wonderful place to stop whilst walking in spring to breathe in the snowdrops.

All Saints, Walesby
NorfolkTHORPEMARKETStMargaret(church)2

Norfolk

Visit this award winning conservation churchyard in Norfolk, and see the snowdrops and aconites. Snowdrop Sundays have become an institution at St Margaret’s over the past 20 years, with more than 800 people visiting last year. We look forward to again greeting friends, old and new alike and every Sunday in February church members and friends will be offering their usual hospitality.

St Margaret, Thorpe Market
NorthumberlandBOLAMStAndrew(annchapman)1

Northumberland

Snowdrops line the paths within the churchyard during the spring. This beautiful Saxon church is a hidden gem nestling in the rolling countryside of mid Northumberland. An oasis of calm in today’s world of noise and rush. Spirituality and a sense of peace seem to seep from its ancient stones.

St Andrew, Bolam
NorthumberlandBOTHALStAndrew(annchapman)1

Northumberland

Spring is in the air as the snowdrops are out at this wonderful church. Enjoy our churchyard then step inside for a quiet, sacred space with most interesting medieval stained glass and knight's tomb.

St Andrew, Bothal
NorthumberlandBYWELLStPeter(annchapman)1

Northumberland

St Andrew stands in a treed opening beside Bywell Hall. In the spring the churchyard is covered in beautifully bright white snowdrops.

St Peter, Bywell
NorthumberlandHUMSHAUGHStPeter(annchapman)1

Northumberland

St Peter’s keys are represented in this open and welcoming church. If you want to see about half a million snowdrops then visit the churchyard, they are wonderful and at their very best.

St Peter, Humshaugh
NorthumberlandINGRAMStMichaelAllAngels(ingramcafe)1

Northumberland

Dappled light and delicate snowdrops mean spring is on its way. This is a beautiful church set in a large rural churchyard, an ideal place for quiet meditation.

St Michael & All Angels, Ingram
NottinghamshireBABWORTHAllSaints(church)1

Nottinghamshire

All Saints is one of the key landmarks in the story of the Pilgrim Fathers who left England to form what was to become America and also boasts a wonderful display of nature showing the first beginnings of a new year of growth. The setting of the church deserves its title of ‘the church in the woodland’. Take a walk along the Snowdrop Trail to get your appetite for a cup of tea and a cake inside the church.

All Saints, Babworth
OxfordshireSWYNCOMBEStBotolph(church)2

Oxfordshire

Tucked away in unspoilt countryside on top of the Chiltern Hills is the ancient 11th century Oxfordshire church. It comes alive every winter when a large carpet of snowdrops appears. During the last three weekends in February the church invites everyone to come and see our beautiful church and churchyard full of snowdrops. Teas and cakes are served along with a few stalls selling books and gifts.

St Botolph, Swyncombe
ShropshireTUCKHILLHolyInnocents(church)2

Shropshire

The church situated in an elevated position with superb views and surrounded by mature beech and Spanish chestnut trees. On early spring days come and see the beautiful snowdrops in the churchyard, enjoy a cup of tea and a piece of homemade cake, look around the church and even take home some snowdrop plants to start your own Snowdrop Sundays.

Holy Innocents, Tuck Hill
SuffolkLANDWADEStNicholas(stephenk)1

Suffolk

We invite you to wrap up warm and enjoy a spring walk through the blankets of snowdrops which cover our magical churchyard. A sea of snowdrops at Landwade on the Suffolk border with Cambridgeshire.

St Nicholas, Landwade
WorcestershireBEOLEYStLeonard(church)2

Worcestershire

The parish church of St Leonard is in an isolated and striking position on the slope of a hill overlooking the Arrow Valley in Worcestershire. The well renowned snowdrop festival weekend draws many visitors. The church is open and there are displays, refreshments and snowdrops for sale. Please do come and join us.

St Leonard, Beoley
YorkshireBOLTONONSWALEStMary(church)2

Yorkshire

Discover a lush corner of Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales. Spring is a lovely time of year to visit, when the Dale is awash with snowdrops in woodland, churchyards and along time honoured walks and trails.

St Mary, Bolton on Swale
YorkshireKIRKBRAMWITHStMary(church)1

Yorkshire

This delightfully tiny church is famed for its Snowdrop Festival, held each year in the middle of February. The festival attracts thousands of visitors to witness the spectacle of the churchyard being covered by a blanket of snowdrops as well as the opportunity to visit this magnificent Norman church.

St Mary, Kirk Bramwith
YorkshireLONDESBOROUGHAllSaints(church)2

Yorkshire

In February the snowdrops are peeping through and showing little white tips in the churchyard of this historic Yorkshire church. Snow drop Sundays take place, when the church is open and refreshments are available.

All Saints, Londesborough
YorkshireNORTHALLERTONMountGracePriory(church)7

Yorkshire

The snowdrops are at their peak during February, just in time for half term. Mount Grace Priory is stunning, the carpet of white spreads down to the pond and throughout the ruined priory in the grounds. The garden team cut the grass at the optimal time to ensure it is short enough for the naturalised snowdrops to really shine, and there are an estimated million plus bulbs in the grounds.

Mount Grace Priory, Northallerton
YorkshireNORTHSTAINLEYStMaryVirgin(broady964)1

Yorkshire

St Mary's church is a quiet, prayerful oasis set in a gorgeous churchyard with many headstones dating from the 19th century to the present. In the spring, snowdrops peek between them carpeting the ground.

St Mary the Virgin, North Stainley
YorkshireTHORNHILLStMichaelAllAngels(church)4

Yorkshire

You are in good company here, there has been Christian worship on this site since Anglo Saxon times. The church sites in the heart of the Thornhill Conservation Area. Come in the spring and walk through our splendid snowdrops to see the best stained glass in Yorkshire outside of York Minster.

St Michael & All Angels, Thornhill
YorkshireYORKStDenys(robandrews)1

Yorkshire

Wander through the snowdrops at St Denys and you could be in a country churchyard, not right in the heart of a bustling city. This small medieval church, built on the site of a Saxon church and possibly a Roman temple, conceals a fine collection of stained glass, including the earliest in York.

St Denys, York

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