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I love the English Cotswolds and think everyone should visit this beautiful place at least once in their lifetime. Having lived all over the world and traveled as much as possible, I still think that this little part of England is one of the world's greatest treasures. This site is dedicated to helping spread the word and encourage sustainable travel to the Cotswolds.

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Sunday, 28 February 2010


Don't miss the Kempley Daffodil Weekend this Saturday 20 March 2010 and Sunday 21 March 2010.  It's the 50 Year Anniversary of the Daffodil Line!  Now if that's not reason enough to go for a ramble, read on...

The Daffodil Way in the Leadon Valley, on the border of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, attracts thousands of walkers in March and April.  There are few places in Britain where you can see flowers growing in the wild in such profusion.  The small wild daffodils grow freely in many fields and the surrounding woods and can be enjoyed on the circular 'Daffodil way' footpath covering approximately eight miles. The daffodils may be seen from the roads between Newent and Dymock which pass through the village of Kempley.

The daffodils have naturalised in grass in the fields, and there are also thick clusters of them in Dymock Wood. In places there is noise from the M50 motorway but most of the Daffodil Way is gloriously tranquil. The route also passes through pretty apple orchards.

And there's more: The attractive village of Dymock has a lovely church with an exhibition about the 'Dymock Poets' who included Rupert Brooke an Robert Frost. During the daffodil season, teas are often served in to church.  Homemade food is served both days at the Village Hall in Kempley, which may be reached at 01531 822468.

The Daffodil Way can be accessed from several places - park in Dymock or in the Forestry Commission car park at Queen's Wood south of Kempley Green.

The Official Website for the event is here:  http://www.daffs.org.uk/

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