The River Dove meanders through the daffodil meadows of Farndale. On the west bank a yellow carpet, on the east a patchy display. Altogether a bit disappointing.
Some say Wordsworth’s romantic poem in which Lucy lives an idyllic life near the springs of the Dove refers to this Farndale river:
She dwelt among the untrodden ways
Beside the springs of Dove,
A maid whom there were none to praise
And very few to love;
It is well known that Wordsworth and his sister visited Rievaulx Abbey so this may not be so far fetched. But of course there are also River Doves in Derbyshire and Cumbria.