The Glorious Gouliot Headland
The Gouliot headland on the west coast of Sark is looking at its most glorious right now with swathes of wildflowers covering much of the heathland. There are still violets and primroses in bloom and these have been joined by a purple haze of bluebells. Although normally a woodland flower, bluebells thrive on Sark’s cliff tops because their bulbs are shaded by the bracken that grows as they finish flowering. Another very special flower found here on Sark’s Ramsar site is the sand crocus, but you’ll need to get down on your hands and knees to find these tiny treasures as each bloom is just a few millimetres across.
To find out more about Sark’s fabulous wildflowers join one of the guided walks during wildflower fortnight. There are details on the island website at www.sark.co.uk
Pictures by Sue Daly
The gorgeous Gouliot headland