Rail passengers on the Tamar Valley Line will be given free daffodils next week.

The Tamar Valley AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) team and the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership have teamed up to promote a variety of daffodil events taking place in the valley this month, - and using the train to get there.

Every morning next week, between Gunnislake and Plymouth, volunteers will be on board the trains, handing out daffodils and information to passengers

Tamar Valley AONB representatives and Drawn to the Valley art group members will also be at Plymouth Railway Station today promoting all things daffodil.

Events taking place include:

*Daffodil Walk from Bere Alston station, with local historian, Clive Charlton (Thursday, March 12, 10:50am), booking 01822 835030.

*Cotehele Daffodil Festival, Sunday, March 14-Sunday, March 22, 10am-4pm

*Bere Ferrers Spring Flower Show, Saturday, March 28, 1pm-4:30pm, Church Hall.

*Drawn to the Valley Spring Exhibition, ‘Heralds of Spring’, March 28-April 5, 10:30am-4:30pm, Tamar Valley Centre, Drakewalls.

There are also three self-guided walks from stations to choose from. Download copies from http://www.tamarvalley.org.uk/projects/heraldsofspring/ or call the AONB team on 01822 835030.

Lesley Strong, project officer for the Tamar Valley AONB, said: ‘The daffodils are looking beautiful in the Tamar Valley hedgerows and woodlands now.

‘Our Heralds of Spring project, identifying and recording the heritage varieties of daffodil in the landscape, is in its fourth year. So far we have identified 104 varieties, including Van Sion that dates back to the 1600s.’