Farndale Daffodil Walk

This is a blog from our Business Development Manager and Driver Guide in York.

I first heard about the famous Farndale daffodil walk many years ago, way before I started guided tours around the North York Moors National Park and I have been telling people about it, on these tours for the last 6 years or more. According to some books I have read, native daffodils were planted there hundreds of years ago by Monks from a nearby abbey, now there are tens of thousands lining the banks of the River Dove as it winds its way through the idyllic landscape of Farndale.


Now then, I would love to say that I am a keen hiker/walker but the truth is I am more of a wannabe hiker. yYoung children, work and the wrong type of weather all offer great excuses not to get out into the countryside. However, during the spring of 2021, when our tours were suspended during lockdown, I found those excuses were no longer applicable, I was on furlough, the kids were at school and the weather was lovely. It was an opportunity that I wasn’t going to be able to find an excuse to miss.


It was a perfect spring morning, cool with clear blue skies, the walk was virtually deserted, all I could here was the river Dove bubbling on by, bird singing in the trees and the spring lambs bleating as they played in the meadows. It only took a few hours from start to finish and there is a lovely little café “The Daffy Café” for refreshments half way round. Let’s just say it was the perfect way to unwind and relax.


Check out my video of the walk here


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