Rydal is a heritage village west of Lithgow on the way to Bathurst, NSW. Rydal has an altitude of nearly 1,000 metres and it sometimes snows there during the winter months.
One of the highlights of the year is “Daffodils at Rydal”. An annual event held in the 2nd and 3rd weekend of September to celebrate the arrival of spring. Thousands of daffodils have been planted in the parks and gardens of Rydal which is named after the English village of Rydal home for many years of the poet William Wordsworth, famous for his poem “The Daffodils”.
There is a hotel and two churches but no shops. The nearest shops are at Wallerawang about ten minutes drive away.