Zennor Head

The winding road leaving  to the west of St. Ives travels over the hills of the north Cornish coastline towards Land`s End. It passes remote framhouses, over granite stones and outcrops through the Penwith landscape, stopping at various lookouts, the crest of the hills offer panoramic views across the landscape, dotted with farmland buildings. Not far from St.Ives is the first village of Zennor, skirting the Tinners Arms for later we follow the path out to Zennor Head which meets the strenuous coastal path from St Ives.

Balanced
Balanced

Levant Tin Mine

Returning to the road after lunch at the  Tinners, we start seeing the remains of Tin Mines along the coastline. Turning off the road just after passing through Trewellard, we head downhill to Levant Tin Mine. At the top of the cliffs is the visitor area of Levant Mine and Beam Engine, run by the National Trust it is open to the public to see the mineshaft and engineering work of the  pump house. Mineshaft where built on cliff edges as the tunnels projected out from the coastline under the sea, the area has a number of abandoned mine workings lining the coast.

Openings
Openings

Cape Cornwall

Driving on from Levant Mine we head for Cape Cornwall. Turning aside in St. Just the road heads steeply downhill towards the Cape. The cape is dominated by the Brisons, a rocky outcrop just off the coast. But after climbing the headland from the top the view stretches towards Land’s End and Longships Lighthouse.

This is a good place just to sit and take in the view as the spring sun dips down over the Celtic Sea.

April 7th 2015.

Contemplation
Contemplation

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