A host of Golden Daffodils

6th April 2017News
Golden Daffodils, Lake District

This April, visitors to the Lake District can take a special guided walk to visit the site of the daffodils that inspired Wordsworth’s most famous poem, exactly 215 years to the day since he first saw them.

It was while walking to Grasmere from Pooley Bridge on 15 April 1802 that William and Dorothy Wordsworth first saw the daffodils along the shore of Ullswater which inspired his most famous poem. On April 15th 2017, you can follow in their footsteps and see them for yourself, over 200 years later.

The tour starts by taking the historic steamer from Glenridding to the legendary Aira Force waterfall. Once here, your Lake District National Park Authority guide will show you the site of the golden daffodils and you will return along the lake shore.

This walk is graded easy and is 3.7 miles (6km), which should take approximately 4 hours. You are advised to wear appropriate footwear and bring a packed lunch and dogs are welcome too. The tour is FREE but parking and boat charges do apply. Meet your Lake District National Park Authority guide at Ullswater Information Centre, Glenridding by 9.40am.

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