It’s the middle of Sark’s Wildflower Fortnight, the perfect time to be on the island for anyone who appreciates the glories of the natural world. The hedgerows are lined with a froth of wild garlic dotted with the deep pink of red campion and out on the cliffs there is thrift, sea campion, foxgloves and masses of smaller flowers. The stars of the floral world this year though are the bluebells. Harbour Hill and Dixcart Valley are painted with their purple-blue haze and on the coast they are also in full bloom. The Gouliot Headland is looking particularly stunning and, as well as being a feast for the eyes, the scent of thousands of bluebells is simply magical. The island is awash with wildflowers and can be enjoyed on any walk but for those who would like a little more information there are still places on some of the guided wildflower walks organised by Sark Tourism. There are six walks between Saturday 10th May and the following Saturday and booking is recommended. Contact Sark Tourism on 01481 832345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place.
Pictures by Sue Daly, clockwise from top left
Bluebells on the Gouliot Headland
Bluebells on Harbour Hill