Dora’s Field – Rydal

Location : Rydal Village  –  Grid Reference: NY 365062

Dora’s Field. Looking towards Rydal Church

The Rash field, next to the churchyard of St Mary’s Church at Rydal, was bought by Wordsworth originally to build a house, while he lived at Rydal Mount [from 1813 to 1850]. The house never materialised.
After his daughter Dora died in 1847, William went down to the field between Rydal Mount and the main road, and together with his wife, sister and gardener, planted hundreds of daffodils as a memorial to Dora.
Dora’s Field now belongs to the National Trust.