Dora's Field in Rydal, Lake District

Dora’s Field in Rydal-Lake District

Dora’s Field in Rydal-Lake District: A Place of Inspiration and Beauty

Nestled amidst the picturesque scenery of the Lake District, Dora’s Field in Rydal is a place of great significance for lovers of nature, art, and poetry.

The field was purchased by the famous English poet William Wordsworth and his family in 1826, when, as a mere tenant, he feared eviction from Rydal Mount by his landlord, Lady Diana le Fleming.

He commissioned plans for the erection of his own house on the field, but, on a change of mind by Lady le Fleming, the plans were abandoned.

Today the field stands as a testament to their enduring legacy.

Dora's Field in Rydal-Lake District

Dora’s Field is named after Wordsworth’s daughter Dora, who died tragically at the age of 42.

Following her death, Wordsworth and his wife planted hundreds of daffodils in the field as a memorial to their beloved daughter.

Over time, the field has become a popular destination for tourists, visitors, and nature enthusiasts alike.

The field is also home to a variety of wildlife, including birds, butterflies, and other insects.

For anyone interested in photography, Dora’s Field provides an excellent opportunity to capture some fantastic photos.

The field is located near in front of St. Mary’s Church Rydal, just a short walk from the famous Rydal Mount, where Wordsworth lived between 1813-1850.

Dora's Field in Rydal-Lake District

The area around Rydal is known for its stunning natural beauty.

Rydal means ‘the valley where rye was grown’. It’s no wonder that Wordsworth and his family were so inspired by this landscape, and that they chose to make it their home.

Rydal Mount, being his fourth and last of his Lake District residences during his adult life.

Visiting Dora’s Field is a truly magical experience that captures the essence of the Lake District.

It is a place of natural beauty, historical significance, and peaceful contemplation that is well worth a visit.

 

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