Wild flowers at Land's End

The cliff tops and countryside around Land's End are rich in wild flowers. There is a brilliant display from early spring until late summer.


Orchids grow wild in the meadows and beneath the hedgerows around Land's End. Go for a walk anywhere and stumble across rare and well-loved treasures. Land's End and southern Cornwall are a botanists's delight and indeed they give pleasure to anyone out for a ramble by adding colour and a sense of discovery and surprise to the landscape.

Land's End Cornwall for wild flowers galore



Good views and scores of flowers flourish in the warm Cornish climate. The southern tip of Cornwall around Land's End and the Lizard is especially rich in a wide variety of wild flowers, some of which do not grow anywhere else in Britain.

Walkers often stumble across rare species and on foot is still the very best way of finding them.


The heather is in bloom in early July
The purple and white bell heather blooms in early July at Land's End, somewhat earlier than many northern parts of Britain. The Cornish Heath is the national flower of Cornwall.

Land's End lichens and mossesColourful lichens in a rainbow from pale green through to bright orange and mosses coat the rocks scattered through the heath on top of the cliffs.


Spring is always the best season for masses of wild flowers, visit in March to see daffodils growing wild.

One of the best ways of exploring Land's End and southern Cornwall is to rent a holiday cottage or apartment and visit different places from your cottage holiday home. Some cottage owners have bicycles to borrow so that you can explore locally on a bike. A car is useful for longer journeys, for example, to St Ives, which is about 19 miles away along a country road lined by hedgerows that mostly follows the coast and passes various tin mine ruins that are interesting to stop and view close up.