The wild west of Cornwall

Went to the very western point of Cornwall yesterday and spend the afternoon exploring part of the Land’s End peninsula also known as West Penwith. We drove through a lot of rain to get to Cornwall, particularly over Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor but West Penwith was dry, but misty and very wild in the wind.

Levant 1

This is the National Trust’s property Levant Mine which featured in the recent Poldark series where it acted as the fictional Tressiders Rolling Mill. If you click here you can see other filming locations in Cornwall where Poldark was produced.

Cape Cornwall
Around the coast to the south is Cape Cornwall – another National Trust property. A Cape is the point / promontory where two seas meet, in this case the English Channel meets the Atlantic Ocean. Although we didn’t see any on this occasion as it was far too windy this is a good place to see choughs – I saw a couple in the field above last time I was here, sporting their distinctive red bills.

Sennen 1
Then around to Sennen Cove which bearing the brunt of the winds

Sennen 2
The headland at the south end of the village is often spectacular during storms – it was quite impressive yesterday but nothing like it can look – see here for example.

Sennen 3
Angry grey seas rolling in past the RNLI slipway

Finally around to Porthcurno – a beautiful National Trust beach.

A great day out in a wonderful place – my favourite bit of Cornwall

3 thoughts on “The wild west of Cornwall

  1. I’ve just discovered your blog and am very happy to have done so, as my family and I will be visiting Devon, Dartmoor and Cornwall this summer for the first time. Your photographs are lovely and are helping to build the anticipation!

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