- Daffodils and poets
You know spring is in the air when a host of golden daffodils appear in the Gloucestershire countryside. Take the circular walk from Dymock through wild daffodil country, past orchards and woodlands, meadows and streams. Neighbouring Kempley have a Daffodil Weekend, 18 - 19 March with organised walks. This is also the land of the Dymock Poets, who include Robert Frost and Rupert Brooke. Follow in their footstep on the Poets' Paths.
9. Symonds Yat and the Wye Valley
- Peregrines and a pull ferry
Stay at our Forest of Dean location and enjoy a woodland walk to Symonds Yat Rock. This limestone outcrop overlooks the River Wye as it loops through the valley below. From April onward, watch the pair of nesting peregrine falcons on the cliff-side before heading down into Symonds Yat East for refreshments. Then catch the ancient pull ferry over the river into Herefordshire for a riverside walk.
10. Slimbridge Wetland Centre
- Wildlife and family fun
As its 30,000 wintering birds head back to their summer homes, the Wetland Centre prepares itself for sand martins, chiffchaffs and barn swallows in March, followed by the summer warblers and cuckoos, yellow wagtails and black-headed gulls in April. A group of giant yellow plastic ducks fly in on 8 April to 23 April for Dusty's Giant Duck Hunt!
Discover for yourself the many delights of Gloucestershire this spring...