Coast Path – Sennen & Land’s End
South West Coast Path – Sennen & Land’s End
The most westerly point of the coast path, Lands End, is the start point for this short walk to Sennen Cove. Lands End is a popular tourist attraction in the summer, with the nearby Theme Park, so there are quite a few facilities here. Although short, this walk takes in some spectacular scenery with rocky headlands at Lands End, the remains of Maen Castle and down to the glorious beach of Whitesand Bay at Sennen Cove.
This is an easy walk along this magnificent coast line. A bus service links the two ends or it can be completed as a circular walk returning along the cycle track which runs parallel to the Coast Path. Looking out towards the west and the Scilly Isles one may catch a glimpse of a spire or a dome or hear the muffled toll of bells from the fabled land of Arthurian legend that is known as Lyonesse and which disappeared beneath the waves. As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), West Penwith – perhaps better known as the Land’s End Peninsula – enjoys the same protection and status as a National Park. The area regularly plays host to visitors from around the world, drawn to its exceptional scenery and array of attractions. It’s not hard to see why the Land’s End Peninsula is such an enduring draw for tourists. Surrounded by the Atlantic to north, south and west, the area’s dramatic central moorland and stunning high cliffs are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on visitors.
The peninsula is also a fantastic location for walkers and explorers. The First and Last Trail – which takes in charming villages including Sennen and Mousehole as well as offering spectacular views of Mount Bay – finishes at Land’s End. The 630-mile South West Coast Path – which runs between Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset, looping around Devon and Cornwall – also runs through the Land’s End Peninsula.