First poppies bloom on Cornish cliff top

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First poppies bloom on Cornish cliff top

Published at 1:47pm 3rd June 2020. (Updated at 2:07pm 3rd June 2020)

The first of the famous poppies at West Pentire have started to bloom.

The wild flowers are planted on the cliff top near Newquay as part of a project to create a nature reserve.

It was the first of its kind in the country, leaving the fields awash with reds and golds every June and July.

The National Trust has today said the flowers have bloomed earlier, due to the warm Easter weather.

It said the best time to visit is in the next two to three weeks.

"This small section of coastland is a much-needed haven for some of the most endangered wild flowers in the country," said the Trust.

"The farmland here is managed specifically as a nature reserve for plants and wildlife associated with arable cultivation and is not commercially farmed.  It’s one of only a few such sites in Britain. Year after year visitors come to take in this much-loved sight – fields full of wild farmland flowers, and a real reminder of traditional non-intensive farming methods of the past, which worked in harmony with nature.

"Likely due to the warm Easter period the flowers are coming into their peak during the earlier part of June this year. The poppies especially are starting to look their best with our hope the corn marigolds will also fully bloom over the coming weeks.

"Our advice is to visit over the next two to three weeks if you can, to enjoy the flowers in their full glory."

Read more about the National Trust project or scroll down to see some of the most stunning photos.

Natalie shared this image from last night

Georgina took this over the weekend

Gareth captured this last night

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The first poppies in bloom at West Pentire. It just goes to show that beautiful things can still come out of dark times. . β£πŸ“· Canon EOS RP, ISO 100, 65mm, f/11, 1/6sec. β£πŸ—ΊοΈ West Pentire, Cornwall, UK⁣ ⁣.⁣⁣ ⁣.⁣⁣ ⁣.⁣⁣ ⁣.⁣⁣ ⁣.⁣⁣ #Newquay #cornwall #kernow #cornishliving #cornwallcoast #walkingcornwall #cornishcoast #cornishlife #beautifulbritain #englishcoast #walkingengland #coast #swisbest #staycation #walking #lovegreatbritain #instabritain #igtravel #instabritain #photography #coastalliving #poppies #slowlife #beautifulview #lovewhereyoulive #countryliving #countrylife #countrywalks #sunset #sunsetphotography

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Jo took this during Golden Hour

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Golden hour after the sun had set.. so magical overlooking Poly Joke beach last night 😍 Think I like this more, it's not quite so dark. What do you think? 😬 Don't think I should edit pics and post late at night with a bottle of wine πŸ˜…. If you plan on visiting please stick to the edges of the fields so not to trample the beautiful flowers and word of warning there are adders there πŸ˜…πŸπŸ’© #poppyfields #sky_lovers #nationaltrust #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #sky_sea_sunset #yourcoasts #cornwall #cornwallcoast #sunsethunter #yourbritain #sunsetaddict #goldenhour #seascapes #wanderlust #visitcornwall #sunset #sunsetlover #ig_shotz #sunsetporn #uk.shots #igpotd #excellent_britain #bbcspotlight #thisprettyengland #lesserknowntalents #excellent_universe #bestukpics #gloriousbritain #sunsetlovers

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Yvette just threw her phone on the floor and got a great image


Our featured image comes from Poldark photographer, 'Spot'.

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