Signs of Spring have finally sprung, and so has its official marker of arrival: the daffodil. A bright yellow beacon of hope, the flower has long taken on the job of letting us know that the new season is here, providing a subtle sense of joy while it’s at it. And thisFarndale Daffodil location is iconic amongst the people of Yorkshire.
And if there’s one thing we’re in dire need of after a long cold winter, it’s a hefty dose of joy. That’s where I introduce Daffodil Valley (the latest addition to our bucket list), which can be found in lovely Farndale
A place that can only be described as a pocket of serotonin nestled within the stunning North York Moors, Farndale – or Daffodil Valley as it’s known – finds itself completely carpeted with happy-hued daffodils every single spring, providing an unbeatable landscape that can’t be found anywhere else.
The scenery is so spectacular in fact, that it’s become a famous walking route, with sights of yellow blooms at every turn. Running alongside the peaceful River Dove, the route spans over 3 miles, making for a wholesome Sunday stroll in the iconic Yorkshire valley.
The route is pretty simple and takes you along the charming River Dove, from Low Mill to Church House and back Or there’s another Farndale Daffodil route that climbs through farm fields with lovely views of the valleys below.
Peaking throughout March and April, there isn’t much time to enjoy the serene spots of wild beauty, however, there’s a sense of beauty to the valley all year round – particularly when sprinkled with snow. We know this winter feels like it has taken forever, but the daffies are a great way to show that spring s on its way.
It’s said that monks from the nearby Rievaulx Abbey first planted the daffodil bulbs here, the wild daffodil is one of our native plants and is protected within eh Farndale Local Nature Reserve.
In true Yorkshireman style, we have to let you know that there is a pub en route, so once you’ve taken in the surrounds, you can sink a pint in the Feversham Arms at Church Houses, before planning your next Yorkshire adventure.
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