Photographer's Note

I wander’d lonely as a cloud,
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,

(from Daffodils (1804) by William Wordsworth (1770-1850).)
Next 2 lines tomorrow.

Farndale is one of the beautiful dales in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Its main claim to fame is the wonderful wild daffodils that bloom in April. A specially designed “Daffodil Walk” has been constructed along a 3 mile stretch of the River Dove. It is said that around 50,000 people visit the daffodils each year. It is of course forbidden to pick them. All land in the dale is privately owned, the landowners working closely with the National Park authorities to preserve the daffodils in the 2,523 acres of Nature Reserve. On leaving the main moor road to enter the dale, there are farms and narrow windy lanes and it’s not easy to find the starting point at Low Mill, one of the hamlets there. The walk takes you to another hamlet, Church Houses, where you will find the pub, the Feversham Arms, and the charmingly named Daffy Caffy if you are in need of sustenance. We actually found a sunny day to go there and I took lots of photos.

I must admit this is my husband waiting patiently for me to take photos down the bank side near the river. I was just about to ask him to move out of the way, but when I saw him standing under the little cloud, Wordsworth’s poem sprang immediately to mind.

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