The wild daffodils of the Golden Triangle have helped to raise nearly £10,000 for local villages.

More than 8,000 visitors from as far away as Latvia and New Zealand flocked to the area for the first integrated programme of spring events.

After last year's snow this year had glorious sunshine at times, enabling the native daffodils to put on an 'epic display'.

As visitor numbers grow the spring events in the villages of Kempley, Oxenhall, Dymock and Much Marcle have become vital for many local businesses.

Later this year the first EcoAgri - Tourism scheme opens on a Kempley farm, offering accommodation for visitors who would like to stay longer.

The event is run by volunteers while sponsorship has continued to grow with Three Choirs Vineyard, Weston’s Cider and John Shaw (Kitchens and Bathrooms) the major bakers.

Individual events included: long distance history walks at Oxenhall; an open day at the Countryside Restoration Trust near Much Marcle;

a Daff & Ride bus at Kempley; a special walk through the ancient woodland Centenary Glade undergoing renovation in Queens Wood;lunchtime music concerts at Dymock.

The Friends of Dymock Poets hosted a walk from Redmarley to the home of the recently deceased Barbara Davis at the Garland Hut, Ryton. Here a new panel ‘In Remembrance of Barbara’ displayed an important new poem “Map Reading” by Emeritus Professor Sean Street

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