Walking in and around Frilsham village
Snowdrops do well in Frilsham!
Here is an easy and dry walk to view them in January and February. Approximately 2 miles.
Start from the car park at Frilsham Clubroom and turn out of the gate, where immediately you will see snowdrops on the bank (these tend to be out later in February).
As you walk through the village you will see clumps of snowdrops in and under garden hedges.
Keep straight on past the phone box (now housing our Defibrillator) and see more snowdrops on the grassy area near the noticeboard - these were planted in 2011 in memory of a Frilsham resident who loved these flowers.
Continue to the junction with a signpost and turn left - this is School Lane. You will pass The School House, now privately owned, but once the home of the school's headteacher - Miss Maggs. Next door, and also now privately owned, is The Old School. Frilsham's school was closed in 1967.
You will pass Hill Cottage on the right. This was the village shop which also closed in the 1960s, like the school, and then School Lane turns sharp right and heads downhill passing Dragon Cottage on the left, which was once a pub.
For a snowdrop detour head straight over the crossroads. The little bridge crosses the River Pang and you will see a listed farmhouse on your right - Parsonage Farm.
There is always a fantastic display of snowdrops along the bank opposite Lilac Cottage just past the farmhouse.
Retrace your steps to the crossroads and turn left towards the Church. Enter the churchyard by the gate facing you and, as you walk round the outside of the Church, you will see a fantastic display of snowdrops. Later in February you will also see yellow aconites among the snowdrops here.
The Church is open during the day - call in and look round, or just sit and rest.
Leave the churchyard by the other gate and see hundreds more snowdrops outside the church railings and also on the grass verge opposite.
Head back into Frilsham up the hill opposite - there are even more snowdrops in the woods at the top of the hill. Continue through the village back to the Clubroom car park.
If you want to view thousands of snowdrops and support charities head for Welford Park, about half an hour's drive from Frilsham. They are open throughout February (Wednesday - Sunday) and money raised is donated to local charities. Go to their website for information about opening times, the cafe and prices.