It's not that bad down the Wyre yet Votchy! Surely? Was only down there a week ago!
Anyway... Tried just about every "mud" tyre combo you can think of, and came to the conclusion they're mostly all one trick ponies. Good in really muddy conditions, too much of a compromise elsewhere. I include the Bonty Mud X in that as though its less mud specific than some, it's very narrow and doesn't perform that well elsewhere IMO.
My absolute favourite tried and tested 26" (I'm having to find new alternatives for my 29er) Wyre winter tyre combo has been a 2.1" Dual compound Maxxis Medusa on the rear (rolls way better than a Mud X, handles non muddy trails better, but has loads of edge bite) and a 2.35" Single Ply Minion up front (I used super tacky for the extra grip but it was obviously a bit slower than a 60a). Found this combination to be very predictable and highly capable.
Also, due to having moved to 29ers now, if you were interested, I actually have this exact combo (and a couple of other random 26" tyres) kicking about spare in my shed right now...