North York Moors

Route: Farndale

Area: North York Moors

Date of walk: 2nd April 2014

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 6.8 miles

Ascent: 900 feet

Weather: Overcast and misty, brightened up a little later on

The wild daffodils which grow along the banks of the River Dove in Farndale are a spectacular sight in late March/early April

The initial section between the start of our walk at Church Houses and Low Mill is deservedly very popular, attracting perhaps too many folk at times. We’d timed our visit well as the daffodils were in full bloom and they seemed to be growing everywhere. It was a wonderful sight

Once through Low Mill, we walked along the side of Rudland Rigg then across the valley to the other side, returning along the lower section of Blakey Rigg. Sadly it was misty and the views along the valley were quite poor. We returned to the banks of the River Dove for the last mile or so back to the car, so as to be able to enjoy the daffodils one last time

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