Route Highlight

Land's End

In some ways all the roads of the South West seem to lead towards this one jagged headland sticking into the Atlantic. After all the miles you drive to get here perhaps it’s not surprising that the reality is somewhat underwhelming. It’s a famous landmark to tick off – but unlikely to be the highlight of your SW660 trip.

There’s certainly a prominent rocky headland but the busy ‘shopping village’ does little to enhance the scene. The signpost to John O’Groats is a fun spot for selfies and we recommend escaping to the coastpath for dramatic views of the wave-battered Longships Lighthouse.

Beware that the official car park does get full. If you can’t park, try walking to Land’s End round the coastpath from Sennen for free.

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