Cornwall’s special wildlife

We have been finding unusual wildlife on our guided walks recently exploring Cornwall’s paths and trails, today we came across white heather growing on the cliff tops during a walk in West Cornwall, heather or ling, normally produces swathes of pink and purple flowers but very occasionally you can find these special white flowers.  Queen Victoria brought the legend of white heather being lucky south from Balmoral.

Rare Cornish wildlife, guided walking looking for cornwall's wildlife, cliff top walking in Cornwall

The normally purple heather flower in rare white

Cornwall's rare wildlife, guided walking on cornwalls cliff tops to explore our amazing wildlife

Scarce white heather growing on Cornish cliff tops