Thursday June 4, 2020

Climbing above the daffodils

The Lake District might be famous for its golden daffodils, but they’ll be the last thing on your mind if you feel like a bit of adventure in this beautiful part of England, writes Helen Boylan

17th July, 2010

On a sunny day in the Lake District, it’s easy to see where William Wordsworth found inspiration for his poem, Daffodils.

The Romantic poet was obviously struck by the visual impact of a large drift of daffodils ‘‘fluttering and dancing’’ beside the lake, and beneath the trees.

Over a long weekend in March, the potency of the colour in this scene is one of the most striking features of...

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