National Trust Poppy Fields at West Pentire – Crantock, Cornwall

Written by Channon Gray

Graduate life these days consists of dancing through the poppy fields located at West Pentire, near Crantock in Cornwall.

Dress: ASOS

West Pentire to Porth Joke

The poppy fields are currently out in full flower on the cliffs overlooking Crantock beach. You will find them between West Pentire and Porth/Polly Joke on the coastal path. They are picture perfect and I’ve visited them multiple times this week to capture a photograph that attempts to do them justice.

On Tuesday daytime and Thursday evening, we wondered through the poppy fields, breathing in the fresh air and embracing the wonderful, but rare, Cornish sunshine. It was worth my horrific hay-fever symptoms, which is something I guess.

The National Trust

The site is owned by the National Trust as a nature reserve and conservation area with an abundance of wildlife; and therefore, it is simple and beautiful full of bunny rabbits, insects and bees galore. However, the wild flowers do not last long, in particular the poppy fields. It is Cornish spring/summer highlight, in my opinion. The fields at sunset are particularly stunning.

West Pentire is for sure a place for the bucket list!

All of these images are my own – credit belongs to me. 

*Disclaimer: no poppies were harmed in the making of this blog post – there are many paths throughout the fields ideal for photo opportunities.

About the author

Channon Gray

Hi, my name is Channon and yes, it's spelt wrong, but that is interesting right? I'm 21 years young. I like to write, create art and travel. Cornish bumpkin who studied in London. I'm now a Graduate Student, Stationery Addict and all round Life Enthusiast.

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