This week’s edition of Cornwall Sunday takes us to the westernmost point on the British mainland: Land’s End – or Penn an Wlas in Cornish. If you’re British you know all about walking from Land’s End to John O’Groats, right? For non-Brits, it means traversing the length of the British mainland – from the southwest to the northeast. It’s a long walk – 1 350 kilometres, or 874 miles.
Land’s End is one of those extreme points to check off an “I’ve been there”-list. Luckily, that isn’t all it is. The dramatic cliffs, the wind and the waves, and the stunning coastal landscape make this a worthwhile stop.
There’s a tourist centre and little theme park on the spot. We were there in early evening, after everything was closed, and had Land’s End all to ourselves. I think we were probably lucky.
Great shots…sort of reminds me of our “Southern Most Point” in Key West…
Oh yes, I’ve seen the 90 miles to Cuba-sign 🙂
Gorgeous! What a fun field trip. As a non-Brit, I had absolutely no idea there was a real “Land’s End.” I love it!!
Very real 🙂
Although stunning, it doesn’t look very touristy.. Probably that’s part of its charm!
Not sure how it looks during day-time, probably not too overwhelmingly touristy.
I never knew there was really a Land’s End either! I was just thinking of the catalog…
Right, the American clothing company…
Wan’t that also a book by Stephen King? I miss those red telephone boxes.
You got some wonderful shots there Sophie.
Met a couple in their 70’s walking the John O Groats and they were in Scotland by then. Their advice sticks with me as they said the coast in the SW was the best part of their entire hike.
In their 70s, eh? That’s quite impressive.
Brilliant – I grew up 10 miles from Lands End and spent the majority of my youth surfing Sennen and Gwenver just round the corner ( Naturally the remaining part of my youth I spent in the Pub)
always great to see a post about The Motherland
I saw those beaches. Quite the waves! Also, beautiful beaches.
Beautiful. I still kick myself that I lived in England for so long and never saw Cornwall.
Not too late …
Yet another thing to add to my list of things to see in England 😉 The place actually looks lovely, very rustic
Yes, do try to go to Cornwall while you’re in England. Lovely, lively place.
I wanna see the last telephone boxes in England! Great shots. And the view of the water is just simply spectacular!
The phone booth/boxes!! we stuffed about 15 people in that kind of phone booth before XDD