A little bit more cloud around today but still a lovely day for a walk. We parked the van at the top of Sennen in a lay-by and wandered down onto the beach – it really is as beautiful as it looks….
The village, though now sprawling way up the hill with some rather fabulous glass studded houses is still essentially a cluster of higgledy piggledy small whitewashed terraced cottages, though sadly many of them now appear to be holiday lets. The small sandy harbour behind the newish Lifeboat Station is testament to a small thriving fishing fleet.
We then began to climb up out of the village, along the coastal path towards Land’s End.
Up on the top the footpath is quite wide and certainly well used, though at this time of year you can still enjoy the feeling of being the only soul out there and of course the coastline here is ruggedly beautiful.
As ever Land’s End itself was milling with people so we didn’t linger, just long enough to watch a pod of dolphins dancing around the bay (not close enough to take a decent photo) and to take this photo to prove we have been!
And then moved along to enjoy the spectacular Armed Knight natural arch with Longships Lighthouse in the distance.
Much quieter now the coastal path continues to meander along the cliff top.
After a mile or so and around another headland we get our first distant glimpse of Nanjizal or Mill Bay….
Too pretty to miss…
A series of caves in the making….
The tide is rapidly coming in but you can still imagine what this stunning cove would be like on a hot summers day with the tide out – miles from anywhere but probably rarely empty.
Well worth the walk….
From here we followed a steep path up out of the valley and a series of farmland footpaths back to where we had left the van in Sennen a good 7 mile circular walk.
And a cheeky poser shot in Sennen upper car park on our way back to site.