Yorkshire Dales celebrated in Festival

by Bethany Day on March 3, 2014

An annual festival based around the floral features of the Yorkshire Dales will run from March to October.

The Flower of the Dales Festival boasts more than 100 events including guided walks, art shows, “grow wild” activities supervised by experts, and children’s craft activities.

It celebrates aspects of the region such as its famous hay meadows and pastures, moorland and limestone pavements and wildlife including rare wildflowers, insects, birds, small mammals and grasses.

The charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust co-ordinates the festival. Projects officer Tanya St Pierre said its overall aim is to encourage people to appreciate nature’s beauty.

Other events in the festival include identification courses and bug hunts.

“Finding time in our hectic lives to relax in the countryside and appreciate the beauty of nature is great for the mind, body and soul,” said Ms St Pierre.

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