COLOUR­FUL HEATHER ON THE COR­NISH COAST

Go­drevy, Corn­wall

Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - Discover -

The flour­ish­ing of ling heather isn’t unique to Corn­wall – you’ll see it on any up­land moors be­tween now and mid-Novem­ber (quick hints: mid-Wales, the Peak District, the York­shire Dales, Ran­noch Moor), but there’s some­thing about see­ing it above the sea that makes its pinky-pur­ple ex­plo­sion even more rav­ish­ing. Be­ing a hardy lit­tle thing, you’ll find it cling­ing on and thriv­ing along some of the steep­est and wildest slopes of the South West Coast Path, such as here at Navax Point. The surg­ing tides be­low th­ese cliffs have wrecked many a hap­less ves­sel on the reefs be­low over the cen­turies), adding a mourn­ful tone to the pur­ple pa­rade.

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