Polly Joke Poppies
The poppies at Polly Joke, West Pentire are finally in full bloom. These gorgeous fields are maintained by The National Trust and provide a wonderful habitat for nesting Skylarks. The sound of the Skylarks tweeting away as you walk through the fields gives you a sense of peace with nature.
The location is a hotspot for fellow photographers hoping to capture the ultimate sunset overlooking the sea of red dancing poppies. There are around 6 fields in total all with various views of Polly Joke beach and down on to Crantock. There is parking nearby in the Polly Joke car park (West Pentire car park near the Bowgie Inn) which is a short walk to the first field.
The poppies start to pop up around the end of May early June depending on the weather and the last 3 weeks have been completely dry with no rain so they've arrived a little earlier. The National Trust have clear pathways for visitors to walk down, it's important to keep children, dogs and yourself on the pathways and not through the poppies. Walking through the fields damage the plants and wildlife that live amongst the flowers so if you're heading there to take photos make sure you photograph from the pathways.
If you are wanting to take your own photos of your family, its easy to photoshop the ropes out that protect the fields from visitors and maintain its future.
The poppies sometimes are refereed to as West Penitre Poppies, Porth Joke Poppies or as we call them Polly Joke Poppies. The area is dog friendly as is the beach, but please keep dogs on leads through the fields above as livestock is often on the clifftop. From the clifftop you can also walk to Holywell or on to Crantock both National Trust areas.
If you would like to book a family photoshoot please get in touch, there's a limited time period into capturing the poppies at their best.