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The Farndale Daffodil Walk

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Yesterday we left early to travel up to North Yorkshire going to Farndale to see the Daffodil walk, we promised ourselves for years to go but never managed to do it, our first stop and my two first pictures are at Helmsley, a very pretty village, I was amazed at everyshop and cafe had such beautiful pansy displays outside, we went into Hunters the Deli where we bought a hot Yorkshire Pasty and a hot Pork Pie, went and sat in the square/carpark and we thoroughly enjoyed them, from here we went onto farndale travelling through the North Yorkshire Moors and on to the daffodil walk, we managed to walk four miles which was brilliant for me and we were both very pleased, did stop for a cup of tea at he daffy Cafe, apart from the daffodils we were amazed at how much wild garlic was growing, and blurbells galore, but it was the wild Daffodils that did it for us, apparently the best was one and a half miles further than we walked but we felt we had walked enough. I do hope you enjoy the walk with us, if you get tired just say and we can always stop for a cuppa, and finally the last photo on here, the temperature in the car on the way home.

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What a fantastic display of daffodils, Yorkshire, and lovely to have a glimpse of Yorkshire too! That pheasant gets around - he was in our garden yesterday, lol. Many thanks for the walk.

7 Apr, 2011

 

Wow! never seen so many daffodils. The pictures are brilliant thank you for that walk.

7 Apr, 2011

 

Great blog Yorkshire, fantastic photos of the daffodils, but my favourites are the pictures of the river. So glad you enjoyed your day. You couldnt fail to really with such lovely countryside. Bet your tired today, but at least you can sit outside and enjoy the sunshine.

7 Apr, 2011

 

Wonderful display of daffs, what a treat, Yorks. Thank you. Phew it was hot down here too.

7 Apr, 2011

 

Thats lovely val... so glad you had a lovely day out... wish i could have walked it with you... and didnt you do well with the walking.....lovely daffs and love the pic with the pansies....

7 Apr, 2011

 

I am glad the 5 of you have enjoyed this, we had a wonderful day, unfortunatley the photos do not do the Daffs justice, wish you could have walked with us to Holly, you would have loved it, yes I did well walking and I am doing well today also,

7 Apr, 2011

 

thats good...i think the nice weather helps you to do more, as you want to get out there and do things... : O ))

7 Apr, 2011

 

Lovely scenery and the daffs are amazing. I am glad you had a nice day out and enjoyed the walk. Thanks for taking my pheasant for a walk.... he says he really enjoyed it. You had higher temps than we did yesterday. There are a couple of photo's that aren't showing up for me, its showing an x in a box......is it because they are x rated ?

7 Apr, 2011

 

no problem taking your pheasant for a walk, OH kept trying to catch it for the pot, no H/B not X rated, I kept putting the same photos on and didn't know how to delete them,

7 Apr, 2011

 

What a wonderful walk so many Daffs, I wonder who planted all those, so nice to follow the stream too, Im sure you were very pleased that you completed the walk even though its tiring the views are certainly worth it!

7 Apr, 2011

 

the daffs are planted both sides of the beck Pp, apparently the daffs were planted many years ago by the Medieval Monks of Rievaulx Abbey, my husband remembers them from 150 years ago, Lol only joking, he said he can remember going there over 40 years ago,

7 Apr, 2011

 

lovely blog and pics yorkshire, i just love walking in these places, peace and quiet for miles :o))

7 Apr, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Beautiful,Don't think i have ever seen that many all together thanks for sharing

7 Apr, 2011

 

lovely photos Yorkshire :):)

7 Apr, 2011

 

Lovely blog Yorkshire,lovely looking countryside woody wet and wild which I love.I would say your rainbow wellies came in handy.By any chance did your husband meet my uncle Fr.Pat who lived at the abbey and planted all the bulbs many years ago. Lol

7 Apr, 2011

 

What a quaint little village and such gorgeous baskets of pansies. Lovely scenes you have up there, which I ve seen some my self. All those daffodils and by the stream too, wonder if this is where Wordsworth once walked to wright my favourite poem Golden Daffodills fits his words beside the lake beneath the tree fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

7 Apr, 2011

 

Lovely blog and pics,Val.Glad you both had a lovely day,and so pleased you are walking much better..that must make you feel good.We keep meaning to visit Helmsley,but haven 't made it yet..but we will.:o)The daffodils are fantastic,thanks for sharing..:o)

7 Apr, 2011

 

what a lovely idea ~ a daffodil walk and aren't they wonderful, love the pictures by the stream.

i think 'lambing live' must be coming from somewhere near you ~ the moors and hills look similar.

7 Apr, 2011

 

Beautiful scenery ! And you had a nice day for it.

8 Apr, 2011

 

I am so pleased you all enjoyed my blog/photos, thank you, John we did meet a Friar and my husband said what a nice man, I wonder if he is related to your friend John, !!!Sticki, farming live is further North to where we went, and 6d could well have been where Wordsworh wrote the poem,Bloomer only about another two weeks and the daffs will be finished, but Helmsley is worth a visit, thanks San, BJS and Hywel,

8 Apr, 2011

 

i thought the wordsworth poem was written around tintern abbey??

8 Apr, 2011

 

Pass on this one, maybe we need to check it out on the internet, just had a quick look on google but didn't find much at all,

8 Apr, 2011

 

I wander'd lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the Milky Way,

They stretch'd in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:

I gazed -- and gazed -- but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

By William Wordsworth (1770-1850).

'Wordsworth's most famous poem about daffodils was composed in 1804, two years after he saw the flowers while walking by Ullswater on a stormy day with Dorothy, his sister. His inspiration for the poem came from an account written by Dorothy.'

taken from the wordsworth museum website.

sorry i was wrong! it was another poem that he wrote 'above tintern abbey'

8 Apr, 2011

 

Don't be sorry, I right enjoyed reading that, thanks, internet is a wonderful thing you know, Lol

8 Apr, 2011

 

lovely isnt it. internet is great.

8 Apr, 2011

 

i love that poem sticki, i go all dreamy when i read it :o)) baz on the other hand told me to shut up when i was reading it haha boring men lol

8 Apr, 2011

 

Great Blog Yorkie! Never seen so many daffs in one place, tho here they line the hedgerow almost continuously from Bristol to Bath. Not sure I enjoyed the walk after walking best part of 4 miles at Weymouth last Wed!!

8 Apr, 2011

 

Hi Tet. its nice to hear from you,I agree 4 mile was enough for me.

9 Apr, 2011

 

hi yorkshire mmmm walk in the daffs makes my tide thinking about it lol would i be able to do it in a golf cart lol this BLOG is one of the best. the pictures are all stunning well done, im glad you enjoyed it xx :)))) BBFB

9 Apr, 2011

 

thank you BBFB so glad you enjoyed it,

9 Apr, 2011

 

Wonderful photos, Yorkshire. I keep saying it, but I just love Springtime! Well done on taking such a lovely walk. By the way, what does BBFB mean? I keep seeing it on comments .......

12 Apr, 2011

 

Me too Shirleyt...I keep pretending I know what it means...I know BBFN and TTFN...but I have to give in and admit I dont know..my curiosity is killing me...meow!!

12 Apr, 2011

 

LOL! : o ))))

13 Apr, 2011

 

Its a secret girls, Lol xxxx its a nickname my OH gave him, and my OH said work it out and let him know what you come up with,
ANSWERS ON A POSTCARD PLEASE

13 Apr, 2011

 

Amazing, stunning photos ...
... adding this blog to my favs ...

such wonderful hills ...
...looking peaceful and beautiful ...

13 Apr, 2011

 

thank you Tt so glad you liked this blog, it was a wonderful day out,

13 Apr, 2011

 

BBFB - best boyfriend blogger ?

13 Apr, 2011

 

I said answers on a post card Shirley, sorry you are wrong, but its a good un, maybe all will be revealed when I have spoken to BBFB

13 Apr, 2011

 

Google says BBFB is Best Buy for Business ;o)

13 Apr, 2011

 

I like it but its wrong, Lol

13 Apr, 2011

 

Lol.... only giving you the "official" meaning... ;o)

13 Apr, 2011

 

Bye Bye For a Bit ??

i know you said answers on a postcard but this comment box is the same shape as a postcard?? well nearly!

13 Apr, 2011

 

WRONG, nice try

13 Apr, 2011

 

i shall keep thinking ~ its like a quiz!!!
you got any more ~ easier ones??

13 Apr, 2011

 

a dopey thing, its not a quiz, you do make me laugh,

13 Apr, 2011

 

ive given up now!

15 Apr, 2011

 

o,k keep it quiet, it means "Barmy Bugger From Barnsley"

15 Apr, 2011

 

No hope of me thinking of that! : o )

15 Apr, 2011

 

shoose shirley shoose

15 Apr, 2011

 

That could also apply to me!!!! Lol lol lol!

15 Apr, 2011

 

oh, wouldnt have worked that out

15 Apr, 2011

 

Fibber! lol!

15 Apr, 2011

 

its the barnsley bit i got stuck on; or was it the first bit?

15 Apr, 2011

 

Bristol instead of Barnsley

15 Apr, 2011

 

im sure we could work out a whole code!! i also live in a town beginning with B!!

15 Apr, 2011

 

will the closure of that airport make your garden quieter Tet?

15 Apr, 2011

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