Whether your New Years resolution is to get out and about for a walk or you already enjoy the simple activity, it’s the time of year to spot snowdrops, a flower that signifies the transition from Winter to Spring.

The white plant, also known as Galanthus, typically blooms between January and March, bringing that much-needed hope that the rain and cold will eventually leave.

If you need a little bit of spring joy in your life, we’ve put together a list of some of the best places you can enjoy a snowdrop-covered walk across Gloucestershire, including in Wotton-under-Edge, Cirencester, Yate and more.

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Where to spot snowdrops in Gloucestershire

The National Trust website suggests a visit to Newark Park in Wotton-under-Edge if you want to catch a glimpse of the white flower.

It describes Newark Park as having “many carpets of snowdrops” so there’s plenty to see if you decide to make the trip.

Other popular snowdrop locations in Gloucestershire include:

  • Cerney House Gardens, Cirencester
  • Rococo Garden, Painswick
  • Kingsgate Park, Yate
  • Colesbourne Gardens, near Cheltenham

Next time you’re on a walk, keep an eye out for the white carpets that snowdrops create as the flowers begin to bloom.