In association with HSS
The yellow trumpets of daffodils brighten up the dullest spring day as they cluster together in gardens, on roadsides and in parks during March and April. But these are often the planted or escaped garden varieties. A real treat is spotting a Wild daffodil among the dappled shade of an ancient woodland, or pushing up through the grasses of a damp meadow. Once abundant and hand-picked for markets, this wildflower is now much rarer, having declined during the 19th century as a result of habitat loss.
Meet at Mill Fold Car Park, Ripponden, 10.30 am, for a 3-mile walk along muddy paths in search of native daffodils, led by Steve Blacksmith. Bring a packed lunch.