Lands End - the end of our land, the tip of England. Here, where the Atlantic meets the Irish sea and the English Channel, lies the most dangerous piece of coastline in Britain. We stayed the night here, birthday treat, in the last hotel before you get to New York. With nothing to break it up, the wind blows relentlessly off the sea, battering this hotel since the early 1900's.
This romantically wild, desolate coast attracts thousands of visitors a year and a number of writers as well! Known as the 'wrecking coast' it is not hard to imagine the number of ships that have gone aground here. Unfortunately most met their end with a little help from the locals! Land pirates, who put out the warning beacons and reaped the rewards of rum, whiskey and anything else they could get their hands on.
a) The Lands Ends signpost - have a photo taken for an extortionate price.
b) Greeb farm - over 200 years old and still going!
c)The Longships Lighthouse (one of about seven)
d) Wolf Rock
e) A modern (granite) carved way marker