Visit the 'Daffodil Village' at the heart of the Golden Triangle
By David Wood
For the first time since 2019, Spring public events to celebrate the glorious wild daffodils in the Golden Triangle are back on in Dymock and Kempley.
A highlight of the Golden Triangle Wild Daffodil Event is Kempley Daffodil Weekend, which takes place from March 19-20.
A choice of three walks are offered on both days and all the walks have a local guide to explain the countryside. All start from St Edward's Church, Kempley (GL18 2BP). You will be able to get hot drinks at the church before the early walks that start before refreshments open at the Village Hall.
The guided walks are as follows:
Kempley Daffodil Walk 1 | Start 09.45am | 5-mile walk (3-mile option) A guided walk will take place across farmland and woodland meadows, through Dymock Woods and finally into the secret valley with drifts of wild daffodils. You will need to be fit enough to cross at least eight stiles.
Kempley Daffodil Walk 2 | Start 10.15am | 5-mile walk. A guided walk will take place through farmland, old cider orchards, daffodil meadows, and a visit to St Mary's Church where you will see the best frescoes in England. A local expert will be able to answer all your questions on the history and life of this area. You must be fit enough to cross at least seven stiles.
Kempley Centenary Walk | Start 2pm | 2 mile walk (40 mins) (or Shuttlebus Bus 01.45pm from the village hall)
You will need stout footwear. Dogs are not encouraged and if you do bring them, they must be on a lead. The morning walks are timed to return you to the village hall for lunch.
The events are funded by the Build Back Better Market Towns Fund. A grant of £7,800 from Gloucestershire County Council has made this year's events possible, with support for staff to help with this year's organisation, to fund new corporate signage for the event, this year's programme, free Daff and Ride minibus trips, organised walks and the usual scrumptious locally-made food and drink.
Kempley Village is now adopting a new corporate consistent branding across all its local organisations including the Village Hall, the Parish Council and other local groups. It is designed to celebrate the village's position at the heart of wild daffodil country celebrated by poets through the ages.
For more information, visit www.daffs.org.uk
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