“Lonely as a cloud” - People asked to avoid Farndale’s daffodil trail

People have been asked to avoid visiting Farndale’s daffodil trail due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 3:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 3:35 pm
Farndale daffodils

Each spring the picturesque valley is visited by thousands of tourists as a golden carpet of wild daffodils bursts into life on the banks of the River Dove.

The Feversham Arms and Low Mill car park have both been closed in an effort to deter visitors from descending on the North Yorkshire village.

The daffodils may still be enjoyed on the dedicated Facebook page Farndale - Daffodil Valley.

A statement issued by Pete Dowsland, Chair of Farndale Parish Council, said: “Under normal circumstances we welcome all visitors to Farndale, especially at this time of year for our wonderful display of daffodils.

“But because of Covid-19, we are under extreme pressure to try and protect our residents of this parish.

“This virus affects the elderly and vulnerable people with more severity and we do have a high percentage of such people in the parish.

“Therefore we ask that you stay away.

“Respectfully, we would appeal to everybody to please honour our plea to stay away from the area, unless absolutely necessary, during this time and help us keep our community safe.

“In the meantime we wish everyone well, stay safe and look after each other.”