Hodsock Priory

Route: Hodsock Priory

Area: Nottinghamshire

Date of walk: 25th February 2018

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 2.0 miles

Weather: Sunny 

Hodsock Priory is a historic country house well known for its displays of snowdrops in early spring. It was a beautiful Sunday morning and in order to avoid the inevitable crowds we arrived at opening time, 10am. We made a beeline for Horsepasture Wood, a 12 acre area of ancient woodland, where a series of trails took us through the huge drifts of snowdrops – a wonderful sight

We then walked over to the gardens, created by the Mellish family in the mid 19th century. In 1989 a major programme of restoration and improvement began, and the results are there for all to see. The 5 acre site is full of beauty and, at this time of year, there is an amazing display of snowdrops, hellebore, cyclamen and much more besides

It was a wonderful visit, full of interest, and I’m sure we’ll be back another day

I’ve not included the usual route map as this is a place to wander around as your fancy takes you (the map link does however show the location of the priory). 

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