Saturday, July 13, 2024

Annual Spectacle: Crantock Fields Carpeted With Poppies

Thousands of poppies are creating a spectacle in fields around Crantock, in Cornwall.

The National Trust, which manages the area at West Pentire, has put up signs to keep people on paths and protect the flowers.

Crantock, Lanngorrow in Cornish, dates back to 460 AD when a group of Irish hermits is said to have founded an oratory there.

The older part of the village is huddled around the church dedicated to St. Carantoc, founder of the village.

Langurroc was famously covered up in a sandstorm and may well lie beneath the sand dunes which back Crantock beach.

Home to about 970 all-year round residents, Crantock has grown from 800 people at the 2011 Census. However during the summer months, the village can easily expand to four times its normal population, perhaps more as holiday parks above the village fill up.

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