the best of britain

view gallery

The Farndale daffodils

Low Mill Farndale YO62 7LF

We say

Wordsworth and the Lakes be damned – it's Farndale that's real 'Daffodil Country', and a walk along the River Dove in spring is one of the North York Moors most celebrated activities. In the few short weeks when the wild flowers bloom, usually from the middle of March, over 40,000 visitors make their way along the valley on a gentle 1.5-mile stroll past "a host of golden daffodils...fluttering and dancing in the breeze" (Wordsworth got that right at least). The annual show is a stunning one, with carpets of yellow covering every field and riverbank. The signposted path starts at Low Mill (there's extra parking here in spring) and runs for a mile or so north along the river to High Mill, where the Daffy Caffy dishes up bacon butties, teas and cakes. Or you can keep going a few hundred yards up the track from the cafe to the hamlet of Church Houses, where's limited parking and a pub, the Feversham Arms. Low Mill is around 5 miles north of Hutton le Hole on a minor road; there's also a park-and-ride Moorsbus service from Hutton le Hole to Low Mill in daffodil season, which is a much better idea than driving into the narrow dale.

Have your say

You must be signed in to leave a review, please sign in or register with us to continue.

Sign In

Are you the owner?

If you're the owner of this place you can sign up for a 'Featured Owner' account so that you can add your own text, images and more...

Owner Sign Up


  • Café
  • National Park
  • River

Looking for...

  • Countryside
  • Getting Away from it All
  • Woodland

In Guides

Know another place like this?