Earlier this week I had a friend visiting for a couple of days so of course a day out on the cliffs for a hike was somewhat obligatory, after all the granite cliffs of Penwith are one of Cornwall’s greatest assets. It’s not something I often do in the summer season – usually at sea level in a kayak or on two wheels… I do tend to prefer the cliffs in winter when the weather is wild and there are no people around. However… despite the wonderful weather there were very few people evident. Probably because you can’t simply drive to much of it. Lands End itself was, as expected, a different matter.. crowded with sweating folk cramming cornish pasties and chips that have been kept warm for too long. Luckily the crowds are very much confined to within 200 meters of the car park :-) It still baffles me how a stunning natural asset such as Lands End can become a private business, and a hideous one at that. Anyway, given that most of the views of the granite you get to see on here are from the cockpit of a sea kayak… here’s a quick look at it from a bit higher up.