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Birdwatching at Land`s End , Cornwall

Land`s End Aerial   North Track

Land`s End is a famous spot for migrant birds. The headland juts out into the Atlantic Ocean and is an obvious landfall to birds arriving anywhere from a southeasterly direction clockwise around the compass to north.

Because of the regular batterings from Atlantic gales , nothing tends to grow very high at Land`s End ! `Trees` are mainly confined to thorn bushes...but any cover at all is well worth checking.

Most of the headland is reduced to heather , with occasional thickets of Blackthorn or Privet.

Land`s End South   Land`s End

To the south of the Land`s End Complex , the ground falls away into the shallow Grebe Valley with its `farm` and pasture. The cliff path ( This is a cliff path with sheer drops just a couple of feet away) runs past Grebe and continues towards Nanjizal. Stonechat and Linnet are common here ; the short -cropped grass near the complex is also an excellent spot for Wheatear.

To the north of the Complex, the land is mainly scrub and low heather vegitation, criss-crossed with paths. A new `cycle track` has been established and starts adjacent to the Complex entrance and winds its way to Sennen , bordering fields and scrub.

The fields on both sides of the Complex can be productive - with Richard`s Pipit and Lapland Bunting occuring most autumns.

Lapalnd Bunting Woodchat Shrike (right)
Lapland Bunting (left)
Both at Land`s End
Woodchat Shrike

Seabirds are a major attraction at Land`s End - with a large breeding colony of Kittiwakes at Dollar Cove ; Fulmar,Shag,Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls all breed , with the latter having a colony on Enys Island.
At least one pair of Peregrine have bred locally in recent years ; Ravens also breed in small numbers on local cliffs.

Seawatching from Land`s End can be rewarding in suitable weather, with several species of Shearwater , Skua and Tern featuring along with the occasional Sabine`s Gull ......or who knows what !

Just a word of warning - the cliffs are sheer and dangerous ....people fall from them annually .

RSPB Wildlife Discovery Centre , Land`s End

Land`s End Travel Information
Quite simply, Land`s End is at the end of the A30, about ten miles west of Penzance - you cannot go any further !!

There is a large car park (currently £3) and full facilities in the Complex.
There is no charge to enter Land`s End on foot - a pleasant walk along the cliffs from Sennen would reduce your car parking fee by half !

The Land`s End Complex includes the Land`s End Hotel , a high quality venue with superb views for those looking for top class accommodation. Plenty of other B&B or Cottage accommodation is available locally - check our accommodation

Land`s End
Lat / Long 50°04.05`N   5°42.85`W NGR 344 : 250

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