THE rolling fields and woodland of the "Golden Triangle" will be attracting visitors from far and wide to the local area, next week.

The Kempley Daffodil Weekend will take place on Saturday, March 15 and Sunday March 16, as a local celebration of spring and the wild daffodils it brings.

Event spokesman, Martin Brocklehurst said: "The event arranges for visitors to see the fields of wild daffodils and other spring woodland flowers in the "Golden Triangle" local area, one of the countryside gems of Gloucestershire.

"It provides free parking, free guided walks and free access to a local exhibition in St Edwards Kempley - our famous arts and crafts church as well as the opportunity to see the medieval frescoes in St Mary's church.

"Free rides to the fields are also provided on our Daff and Ride bus for those who cannot join the walks, so that old and young alike can enjoy the glorious spring countryside."

The buses will leave the village hall every 20 or 30 minutes, both days.

He added: "Homemade refreshments, ploughman's lunches, and a range of produce stalls are available in the village hall and the whole event is arranged so our visitors can come park the car and spend the day with us and spend as little or as much as they can afford.

"All proceeds go towards the upkeep of St Edwards Church which has this year been renovated and repaired to once again make the building water tight and to improve the interior."

Mr Brocklehurst said: "There can be few events held in Gloucestershire where visitors can come and enjoy a day out for little more than the cost of the petrol to get here and the cost of refreshments when they arrive. The event is supported by a wide cross section of our small village who give their time and effort freely each year to make this event part of the local calendar."

New this year will be the ten mile "daffodil way" route for hikers, which will start at 10.30am, both days.