Saturday, 26 May 2012

Land's End's beautiful gateway to the south coast path

Land's End
Delegates choosing to stay on and explore Cornwall after a Falmouth MEI Conference usually have Land's End at the top of their 'must-see' lists. And with good reason; only a 32-mile drive from Falmouth, the road also passes the much-photographed St. Michael's Mount at Marazion, and Land's End itself presents some of the most beautiful cliff scenery on the whole of the 630 mile South-West Way.

Land's End in recent years has become a bit of a theme park, but pass through the many exhibitions and displays down to the dramatic granite cliffs and you are at the very tip of England. Apart from the nearby Isles of Scilly, the next stop is America! Turn right and you are on Cornwall's North Coast, and the path to beautiful Sennen Cove and then to the 'tin coast', lined with ruined engine houses from a bygone era.

Today we turned left and headed up the South Coast and a wonderful three and a half mile, moderately easy walk to Gwennap Head.

Those who would prefer a  shorter hike would be recommended to take the easy 2 mile walk to Mill Bay, and picnic on the lovely beach.

Mill Bay beach
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