Farndale
Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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Winter in Farndale
Misty sunset over the Moors

Farndale has to be one of the most delightful places to visit in the whole of England. Situated in the North York Moors National Park this stunningly beautiful, sleepy little dale nestles in a valley between Rutland Rigg and Blakey Ridge, just a few miles from Kirkbymoorside.

With traditional bed and breakfast establishments, self catering cottages and hotels there is no shortage of hospitality for visitors. Edged by the old Rosedale Ironstone Railway tracks which are now footpaths, also widely used by cyclists and forming part of the famous Coast to Coast Walk, Farndale attracts outdoor lovers all year round.

Farndale is internationally famous for its breathtaking display of daffodils which appear at the end of March and spread an enormous carpet of bright gold along the banks of the River Dove, forming what is known as the Daffodil Walk. This walk covers a 7.1 mile circular ramble through beautiful countryside between Low Mill and High Mill. A tourist shuttle bus operates through the village during the flowering season for those who prefer to relax whilst taking in the view. Daffodils were thought to have been first introduced to the area by the Monks of Rievaulx Abbey and have spread over time to form this spectacular display year after year, which has now been protected as a nature reserve and is visited by thousands of people every spring.

The surrounding North York Moors are an area of mainly agricultural fields and farms, with pretty dry limestone walls separating the herds of cattle and sheep. The Farndale Show takes place in August...

 

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