Farndale Valley, Coast to Coast
The Farndale valley twists through the bosom of the North Yorkshire Moors from Lowna Bridge all the way to Middle Head on Farndale Moor. Through the centre of the valley meanders the august, sublime River Dove, springing from the moor at Middle Head, and babbles its way through the valley meadows, fields and woodland, and beyond the valley until spilling into the River Rye at High Waterholmes. The River Rye in turn converges into the River Derwent and then into the River Ouse and finally into the River Humber and its estuary at Hull.
Farndale is infamous for its stupendous daffodil blossoms each spring, reputably first planted as bulbs by the monks from the nearby Cistercian Rievaulx Abbey near Helmsley.
An excellent footpath follows the Dove for the entire length of the valley. Part of the path is known as the Farndale Daffodil Walk. The photograph below is of the valley head where the River Dove originates, and where it is crossed over by the Coast to Coast footpath.
Farndale Daffodil Walk
Head of River Dove above Farndale
Coast to Coast eBook
The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path
The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path is designed both as a trail guide, and as an informative and adventurous travelogue. Written by Roy David McKee, this is a must-read for anyone contemplating the walk.
The book is available from the iBooks store and has been digitally enhanced.
Features of the Book:
- Route described in detail
- Large scale detailed digital Maps of the route
- Hundreds of colour photographs that can be expanded to full page
- Photo-galleries of particular areas of interest.
- Research notes of Historic and Interesting places on the path.