Spring Saunters in South East Cornwall

On the long sandy beaches of Cornwall's south eastern shoreline the rock pools sparkle under the crystal sky, froth spilling back and forth from the lapping waves. The rocks are dramatically highlighted by the long shadows, and gannets and black-throated divers fly in to breed, while terns and skuas pass through on their way east to their nesting grounds.

In the heathland high above the clear turquoise water dozens of different species of wildflower line the path, host to newly-awakened bumblebees, while in the ancient woodland above the creeks the snowdrops and primroses give way to wood anemone and bluebells, picked out by the sharp bright light reflected off the holly and ivy in the understorey.