Walk through wild daffodil drifts
Enjoy a stroll through seasonal colour and cheer
Trails and organised rambles will lead you past groups of the cheerful, trumpet-like flowers that brush hillsides and banks with their buttery hues this month while the landscape is still mostly bare, the trees yet to unfurl buds. Also known as Lent lilies, daffodils famously moved Dorothy Wordsworth to describe them vividly in a diary entry that inspired her Lakeland poet brother to capture them ‘fluttering and dancing in the breeze' in a poem still treasured today. See below for our pick of trails, walks and displays around the country.
Daffodil Park, West Midlands
By the River Rea is a field that once grew commercial crops of daffodils. Click here for a route to take along the waterway.
The Daffodil Way, Gloucestershire
This ten-mile footpath around the villages of Dymock, Kempley, Newent, Bromsberrow and Redmarle are renowned for the wealth of wild daffodils surrounding them. Organised walks will be happening March 15-16 2014 and a trail takes you around the parishes to see the best displays. Call 01531 890453 or click here. Homemade food will be available in the village hall. For a leaflet on the trail, call Ross-on-Wye Tourist Information Centre on 01989 562768.
Farndale, North Yorkshire
Enjoy a seven-mile circular route to see the best show of wild daffodils in the area. Click here for a guided trail
West Dean, West Sussex
Visit the village's estate to see its spectacular display of daffodils. Click here for a 6km themed walk.
The best National Trust sites for daffodils
Bodnant Garden, Conwy
Colby Woodland Gardens, Pembrokeshire
Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk
Ullswater, Cumbria (a show made famous by Wordsworth's poem)
Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire
For more NT properties, click here.
The best National Trust for Scotland sites for daffodils
Great British Gardens
This organisation lists a range of gardens around the country with magnificent displays - click here for details
National Gardens Scheme
NGS gardens open during March and April to showcase their daffodil plantings. Click here for more details