17-18th MARCH 2018 10.00 – 17.00
Food from 10.30am – 4.30 pm
- Village Hall – Homemade food, Soup, Ploughman’s Lunches, rolls & cakes 10.30 -4.30pm
- Home produce, Plant stall & Raffle 10.30 – 5pm
- Free Guided walks, bring good walking shoes: –
- 10-00am Daffodil Meadows, St Mary’s Church, Cider Tasting & Farm Visits (5 miles)
- 10.30am Daffodil Woodland Meadows, Dymock Woods & Kempley Village (5 miles)
- 10.45am Secret Valley walk with Daffodil Woodland Glades (5 miles + option for 3 miles)
- 2.00pm Local History Walk (1 mile)
- Free Daff & Ride bus to see the sites at roughly 45 mins intervals
- St Edwards Church – Exhibition – The Great War
- St Mary’s Church – Historical Exhibition & 12th Century Frescoes & Wall Paintings
COME AND ENJOY A FREE DAY OUT & CONTRIBUTE WHAT YOU CAN
Kempley – https://www.kempleytardis.org.uk/daffodil-walks/
The villages of Kempley, Oxenhall & Dymock within the “Golden Triangle” will once again celebrate the birth of spring when carpets of wild daffodils burst forth for visitors to see. Visitors can expect a wide range of activities across the three villages. The programme includes weekend events at each village with organised walks, luscious Daffodil lunches, teas, exhibitions in the local churches and at Kempley trips on the Daff & ride bus. Free parking is available at all the venues and full programmes are shown below and online.
- All proceeds at Kempley go to St Edwards Church Fabric Fund & Kempley Village Hall Restoration Fund whilst at Oxenhall they go to the upkeep of St Anne’s Church. For Dymock proceeds go to Dymock Parish Hall funds.
- Parking, entry to all events & trips on the Daff and ride bus are all-free but donations are welcome.
- Daffodil teas started in 1975 when four local ladies organised teas on a specific weekend to raise money for the local churches to coincide with the native daffodils that bloom in the local area.
- The event is organised by local Committees in Kempley Oxenhall & Dymock and by the Countryside Restoration Trust with local people helping in various roles to provide a welcome to our visitors.
- Native Wild Daffodils – The small wild daffodils grow freely in many fields and the surrounding woods and can be enjoyed on the circular ‘Daffodil way’ footpath covering approximately eight miles. The daffodils may be seen from the roads between Newent, Oxenhall, Kempley and Dymock.
- Local maps will be available from the village halls showing the sites of specific interest where daffodil fields can be seen. Several of the fields around Kempley are carpeted with daffodils and are designated areas of special scientific interest.
- Further details on the events can be found on the websites listed above.
The Secretary of the Kempley Daffodil weekend committee can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Press Officer for Kempley is Martin Brocklehurst who can be contacted at: Martin.email@example.com, 01531 805097 or 07500 043485