PLANS are well underway for the Golden Triangle celebration, which is being billed by organisers as “a spring celebration of wild daffodils”.

Each year, from late February to early April, hundreds of visitors flock to the so-called Golden Triangle area, which includes the rural hamlets of Dymock, Much Marcle, Kempley and Oxenhall.

They arrive to see the rare golden flowers which were celebrated by the Dymock poets, in the years just prior to the First World War.

Martin Brocklehurst, who is press officer for the Kempley Daffodil Weekend said: “In spring 2020, blow away the winter cobwebs and tour the Golden Triangle. Find a magical area of woodlands, orchards and pastures ablaze with wild daffodils straddling the county boundary of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. Throughout March events will be taking place spread across the villages of Oxenhall, Much Marcle, Kempley and Dymock.

He added: “Celebrate the birth of spring when carpets of wild daffodils burst forth for visitors to see. Join in a wide range of activities across the the villages. The programme includes weekend events at each village with organised walks, luscious Daffodil lunches, teas, and exhibitions in the local churches and at Kempley trips on the Daff & ride bus. Walk in the ancient orchards of the Countryside Restoration Trust at Awnells Farm and meet Jock a prize winning Hereford Steer or discover the Victorian industrial archaeology at Oxenhall, lost now in the gorgeous local countryside.

“This year listen to local musicians in St Mary’s Church Dymock, or travel to the 11th C St Mary’s Church in Kempley to marvel at the 12th C frescoes in the vaulted Chancel together with 14th C tempera wall paintings and see how you can help preserve them for future generations. See how our villages are fighting back against the loss of wildlife and doing our bit to combat climate change. Visit the Daffodil Café in Dymock after walking the Daffodil Way. Come and enjoy the Kempley Produce Market and later on enjoy an evening meal in a local pub before finding a bed to sleep in the quiet English countryside.”

Free parking is available at all the venues. A detailed programme covering all the events is available this year for £1 plus postage and packaging.

Anyone seeking a programme should email: