Walks And Walking – Spring Walks Best For Daffodils
RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey
The Royal Horticultural Society’s Wisley Gardens in Surrey contain over 240 acres of outstanding gardens but in the Spring their buttery golden daffodils really take over. You can enjoy this Spring walks to the Trials Gardens, Wild Garden, Rock Garden and Seven Acres where you can expect to find over 70 different species of daffodil, from the miniature Tête-à-Tête to the classic trumpets. You can find out more information about the Royal Horticultural Society’s Wisley Gardens here.
For early Spring walks Farndale in Yorkshire offers a beautiful, deep valley of patchwork quilt fields divided by ancient drystone walls and narrow winding lanes and is most famous for its thousands of wild daffodils with the highlight being their one-mile ‘daffodil walk’ north along the banks of the River Dove to High Mill. Before you leave check out the official Farndale Daffy update here.
Dymock Woods, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Dymock Woods is particularly pretty, carpeted with bright yellow blooms, and there are several waymarked Spring walks to help you explore the landscape – there is even a special Daffodil Way. The gentle, circular walking routes takes you through the wild daffodil country, along field edges, past orchards and meadows, and through the woodlands of Dymock Wood. For more information about Spring walks in the Royal Forest of Dean and the Counties of Herefordshire and Monmouthshire visit here.
Dunsford Nature Reserve, Devon
Covering an impressive 57 hectares Dunsford Nature Reserve in Devon is managed by the Devon Wildlife Trust, who are currently celebrating 50 years of protecting wildlife. The highlight is the 2 mile Spring walk along the River Teign where the banks are covered with daffodils. More information here.
One of the easiest places to see daffodils is, of course, your kitchen table!