Levant Mine

Levant, Botallack and Cape Cornwall

One aspect of Cornwall we really wanted to see more of during this trip were the engine houses which once fuelled a mining revolution. Prior to their introduction, or more accurately the steam engines housed within, the depth at which mineral extraction could take place was limited by fairly primitive Read more…

Land's End

Sennen Cove to Land’s End

Back to Cornwall and having already visited the most southerly point in mainland Britain it only seemed logical to visit its most westerly as well, Land’s End. Far better known than the Lizard, Land’s End has a certain mystique associated with it which is sadly spoiled, in my opinion at Read more…

Lizard Point

Return to the Lizard

Another walk we wanted to repeat this trip was from Lizard Point, as far south as it’s possible to get in mainland Britain, out to Church Cove before looping back and heading in the opposite direction to Kynance Cove. Conditions were perfect with the previous day’s haze finally lifted and Read more…

Little Bunting, Forest Farm

Little Bunting at Forest Farm

I’ve been thoroughly enjoying my local birding of late which may explain the reason why the long staying Little Bunting at Forest Farm has thus far evaded my attention. Last Saturday however found us on the long drive south to Cornwall for a well earned week away, a route which Read more…

Turstones, Penzance

Penzance, Levant and The Lizard

The morning after the day before dawned wet, windy and frankly rather Welsh. What had been a view down to the beach at Praa Sands was now obscured by fog and low cloud with even the car attacking Herring Gulls seemingly having sought shelter leaving my windscreen wipers wounded but Read more…