Land’s End is mainland Britain’s most south-westerly point. About a half hour drive from St. Michael’s Mount, it’s stuffed with tourists and tour buses. But as we found out, there’s so much more to the attraction than the busy souveneir shops and the famous Land’s End sign. Get off the beaten path and a nice surprise awaits.
I will admit I persuaded husband that we had to initally come here solely for the Cornish Pasty.
And he enjoyed the Cornish Pasty as much as I did!
The famous Land’s End sign.
To get away from the crowds (and to burn off the calories from the massive Cornish Pasties), we took the Land’s End to Sennen hike.
The Land’s End to Sennen walk is a 3-mile loop that runs along the beautiful Cornwall coast.
There’s even a shipwreck along the trail.
The RMS Mülheim, a German cargo ship transporting 2,200 tonnes of scrap car plastic, wrecked at Land’s End on March 22, 2003. On investigation, it was discovered that the chief officer—who had been on watch at the time—had caught his trousers in the lever of his chair when trying to get up, causing him to fall and rendering him unconscious. By the time he regained consciousness, RMS Mülheim was already bearing down on the shoreline.
Visitor center along the trail.
Quaint coastal village of Sennen.
Land’s End in the distance, viewed from the tower visitor center.
Land’s End Cornwall
- Coordinates: 50.0662735,-5.7143464
- Fees: FREE Entrance, pay for parking
- Difficulty: Easy
- Usage: Heavy