Panorama from the Farndale "Daffodil Walk" walk in North York Moors, England
Panorama from the Farndale "Daffodil Walk" walk in North York Moors, England

Farndale "Daffodil walk" hike

North York Moors
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Farndale "Daffodil walk" hike

Distance: 6.0km
Elevation: 68m
Time: 1.5-2h

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A beautiful stroll along Farndale valley between the picturesque villages of Low Mill and Church Houses. Either follow the loop for a gentle couple of hours ambling through the Yorkshire countryside or for buggy/wheelchair option complete an out and back version.

Farndale "Daffodil walk" hike Map

Getting there

From Kirkbymoorside on the A170 head north towards Gillamoor. From here, continue North to Low Mill. Once in Low Mill continue onto Daleside road, just before leaving the village you will see a car park on your right. There are toilet facilities here and parking is free.

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When to do

Best in spring

Backcountry Campsites

No

Toilets

Low Mill and at Daffy Café, Church Houses

Family friendly

Yes

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

High

Route Type

Circuit


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Route Description for Farndale "Daffodil walk"

From the car park take the footpath that leads down to the River Dove, signposted to High Mill. The path crosses the stream via a small-gated footbridge. Turn left through the second gate onto the path running upstream. The path is obvious and well maintained all the way to the Daffy Café, a super spot just short of Church Houses. Continue along the footpath, negotiating gate after gate as the path meanders along the valley through idyllic Yorkshire meadows and woodland.

After 2.0km, cross the stream and head across a final field to a gate and cluster of houses. Here you will find the quirky ‘Daffy Café’. For those requiring wheelchair or pushchair access follow the same route back to the car park at Low Mill.

If you wish to make this a loop – very much recommended – continue along the lane that swings to the right and leads you from Daffy Café to Church Houses. Once in Church Houses, turn right to follow the road around the village pub and then turn right again to follow the road to Hutton-le-Hole and Gillamoor.

Take the road uphill for 0.8km, passing a church to your left and a small cottage on your right. Shortly after passing the cottage turn right through a gate, signposted as a public footpath and continue following this path alongside the stonewall. Climb over the impressive ladder stile, one of many to come, and continue towards the farm building ahead.

Follow signs between farm buildings and then continue ahead along a broad track for 200m or so. Here veer right, again following a public footpath sign. Climb the stone stile and head diagonally across a field towards another small farmyard. Follow yellow arrows to cross above the farmhouse, climbing a stile into another field. Cross directly in front of a country cottage. If you are lucky there may still be eggs and jam on offer – the damson and red plum jam was a definite hit!

The path continues across farmland, beginning to drop back down towards the river. Follow the yellow arrows as they lead you across several fields and emerge onto a farm track that takes you up towards another set of farm buildings. Keep ahead and leave the farmyard to your right on the far side. Follow the footpath down to cross a small footbridge, continuing downhill towards the gated footbridge, which was crossed at the start of the hike.

Return to the car park via the footbridge.

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Insider Hints

  • Make the route accessible for everyone (buggies and all!) by walking out and back along the River Dove to the Daffy Café.

  • Head in early spring to see the valley flooded with yellow daffodils or late spring for the beautiful bluebells.

  • Stop off at the Daffy Café just before you hit Church Houses for an ice cream or cuppa!

  • Take some cash for local eggs or homemade jam from "farm gate sales".

Comments

unicorn_lady 6 months ago

Farndale is amazing & I highly recommend to visit this as early as you can during spring to avoid large crowd. That way you'll be able to be more at peace and catch the early morning sun, which is simply perfect! I'm lucky I was able to see its spring magic!

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Fran Cine 7 months ago

Have done this beautiful walk twice this year. I was not disappointed.

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Maxine A. 7 months ago

It was very tranquil. I hope to see the flowers bloom next spring.

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Felix Legrand 8 months ago

such a nice quiet walk around the area

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Jamie Rubies 8 months ago

The trail was littered with standing stones. Probably not a nice walk when it is raining as it is hard to find shelter. The walk is almost flat with a few steep bumps but overall an easy walk for most people.

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Genna Sherman 8 months ago

This was amazing in itself with great views. We dropped down to the valley and did the actual daffodil walk which was nice. The path is very straightforward and accessible for all.

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Charlotte Sea 8 months ago

It was simply captivating. There's something about walking around the area that makes me feel at home.

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SnowdonLover 8 months ago

Pleasant walk. Love the homemade jam.

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ShirleySyk 9 months ago

The path took about 2 hours from Low Mill and the kids loved it

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WebbA. 11 months ago

I did this hike with my family a couple of years ago, and I must say that it was a really wonderful experience.

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