Cornish cliffs are flourishing with flowers

June 15th, 2016

We are really getting into the summer spirit here at The Valley and the good weather looks like it is going continue long into the summer. Summer is the perfect time to stay at our Cornwall cottages, as the sandy beaches and clear oceans are warming up in the summer sun.

But it is not just the beaches that are picture perfect in the summer sun. If you take walks through the Cornish countryside and along the stunning coastal paths, you will see the cliffs in full bloom.

The rocky outcrops and headlands and hedgerows along country lanes have been blooming with primrose and red campion. Mixed in between the flora, you can spot the gulls and other seabirds perching on ledges.

In woodlands, the last of the bluebells for the year can be seen. Historical sites across the county, including Tintagel, have a sprinkling of white as the bladder campion shimmers in the breeze. Visiting a magical place like Tintagel is made more special due to the scattering of these wildflowers.

Heading inland and walking along country lanes and bridleways you will see the buttercups, daisies and foxgloves that adorn the hedgerows. On the stone walls and rocky outcrops in the country, you might see the tufts of sea pinks. The scents and pollen of these flowers will fill the air, so be sure to be protected from any hay fever before setting out for the day.

To see the best of the flowers blooming in Cornwall, head to any of the gardens like Heligan or Trebah to see skilfully cultivated flowerbeds, exotic plants and secret pathways to escape down.

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Photo by: Rod Allday