Farndale Daffodil Walk – North Yorkshire Moors

Low Mill Farndale Daffodil Walk

Low Mill Farndale Daffodil Walk

This article entitled Farndale Daffodil Walk was first published March 23rd 2012

The Daffodil Walk At Farndale is an easy stroll through some of the finest scenery The North Yorkshire Moors National Park has to offer.

The Daffodils are now in full bloom and should be good for another 2 to 3 weeks (April 2nd 2014).

The walk is especially good in springtime when the daffodils are in bloom, but can be enjoyed at any time of year.

Distance 3.5 miles (5.6km) Allow 1.5 Hours.

Farndale lies at the centre of The North Yorkshire Moors National Park, not far from the villages of Castleton, Hutton Le Hole And Kirby Moorside. The walk starts in the village of Low Mill.

Park in the car park and look for a small gate near the entrance signposted Church Houses.

  1. Follow the paved path and the footbridge takes you over the River Dove. Once on the farside, turn left. This path takes you alongside the river and follows the riverbank for a mile or so, before peeling away from the river and turning right, towards a get.
  2. Go through the gate and onto the tarmac road. Follow the road right, through church houses and past the church.
  3. About 500 yards past the last road junction, turn right through a gate. The path skirts a wall on your left to a stile. Go over and follow a signed path to a lane. Leave the lane to cross a field on your right. The path meanders across several more fields and eventually to a farm lane. Go through another gate in the farm yard and down to a footbridge over a stream.
  4. Follow a paved path across another field to a second footbridge and back to Low Mill.
Lunch And A Pint At The Lion Inn Blakey Ridge

Lunch And A Pint At The Lion Inn Blakey Ridge

Food And Drink

Within a few miles of The Farndale Daffodil Walk you have some fantastic places for food and refreshments. My personal favorite is The Lion Inn at Blakey Ridge where you can get excellent bar meals and fine ales. Also worthy of mention is The Feathersham arms in Farndale where the portions are huge. If its tea, coffee and scones your after then Daffy Cafe on the Daffodil Walk is well worth the stop.


Farndale Daffodil Walk Pictures.

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Farndale Daffodil Walk Video

Ian Sampson travels around Yorkshire as part of his Farndale Country Walks DVD from QVT Productions. The DVD contains walks from around some of Yorkshire’s beautiful countryside including the spectacular dale of the daffodils. More details from www.qvttv.co.uk

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7 Responses to "Farndale Daffodil Walk – North Yorkshire Moors"

  1. Vanda Inman  March 23, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Blakey Ridge & The Black Lion – one of the best places in the World – a refuge indeed. Back soon.

  2. Sylvia Ives  March 23, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Hi can someone tell me if there’s a map available for the Daffodil Walk and gow to get there we are in Scarborough
    Thank You

  3. admin  March 23, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Hi Sylvia, I think the route from Scarborough would be to drive to Pickering, then through the town and on for about 7 mile until you come to the turn off for Hutton Le Hole. Drive past Hutton Le Hole heading for Castleton across Blakey Ridge. Coming from that direction the turn to Farndale is on your left. If you reach The Lion Inn then youve gone about half a mile too far. Once you drop down into Farndale its pretty easy to find and the cafe and National Parks Rangers Van have maps on postcards free of charge. Enjoy !!!

  4. Louise Black  March 23, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    We missed the daffodils when we came a few weeks ago, lovely pictures

  5. Rachael  March 1, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Are there any daffodils out yet?

  6. Linda Carlo  March 6, 2014 at 6:52 am

    We are thinking of coming to visit this weekend. (8 March 14) Does anyone know if the daffodils are out yet?

  7. Dave Heselton  March 6, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    The daffodils at Farndale are usualy between 1 and 2 weeks behind other places, I normaly do the daffodil walk at least a week after they come into flower here in Whitby.


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